Pre-Event Bootcamp Slides

Slides and resources from the Socrata and Google talks at our pre-event on Thursday, April 19th.

Socrata

Download the slides here.

Some of the resources Chris used for the API demo:

– Postman for Chrome, a must-have for playing with REST APIs: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fdmmgilgnpjigdojojpjoooidkmcomcm
– Getting started with the SODA API, covers getting an app token and a few other high-level concepts: http://dev.socrata.com/getting-started
– The Socrata “official” Github repo: https://github.com/socrata
– Chris Metcalf’s Github repo, with some less-official examples: https://github.com/chrismetcalf
– Chris Metcalf’s example SODA 2 script: https://github.com/chrismetcalf/seattle-budget-demo

Getting Help During Startup Weekend GOV:
– IRC: Chris will be hanging out in #socrata-soda on irc.freenode.net as chrismetcalf
– Twitter: Tweet @chrismetcalf
– Email: support (at) socrata (dot) com and mention “Startup Weekend” in the subject

Google

Download the slides: (coming!)

Slides on the other cloud services Marc discussed (Storage, Prediction, BigQuery, Refine) can be accessed directly from Google Cloud Storage here: http://goo.gl/OcTLv

Other cloud services, which Marc didn’t get to cover during the Boot Camp session, but which are very helpful when building web based data visualizations:
Google Maps API
Google Chart Tools
Google Fusion Tables



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