Community Data Science Workshops (Fall 2015)/Day 1 projects

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Welcome to the Saturday afternoon projects section of the Community Data Science Workshops Day 1! After lunch, we'll break out into groups to practice Python through short projects on two fun and practical topics.

Baby Names[edit]

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Baby Names: How many babies were born last year with your name? Are a wider variety of names used for boys or for girls? What are the most popular names used for both boys and girls? This session will use data from the US Social Security Administration on baby names from the last several years to answer these questions and more!

Code Academy[edit]

If you want to take it a bit slower, start by working on a series of code academy lessons on more advanced topics that we covered today in the lecture. Once you wrap that up, we can start playing with some of the challenges in the Baby Names project.