Hi, I'm Hunter.
I do data science for the City of Los Angeles. Prior to that, I worked at Impact Lab, KIPP NJ, the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, and Obama for America. I spend a lot of time thinking about urbanism, data pipelines and tacos. Let's talk.
Below are some selected projects of mine. I also write about food. That persona lives at Tacos & Coffe.
An open software project designed around replacing some of the tooling for extracting and analyzing school data. More to come!
(With KIPP NJ) Did data-driven overview of the college applications process for KIPP NJ students, and then implemented suggestions into webapp for students and teachers. Helped prepare reports on college peristence and application data.
Pitched, Developed and managed first ever student data portal for KIPP Students, which allowed students to view and improve on standardized tests, bleneded learning and in-class achievements. With Impact Lab
(With City of San Fransisco Planning Department and the Urban Center for Computation and Data) Modified and deployed the Plenar.io to help the City of SF reach their Sustianable Systems/EcoDistricts 2020 planning goals.
Truckate (Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge Finalist) was a webapp that utilized onboard devices to allow online ordering and mapping for food trucks.
Regular at Hack for LA, LA's civic tech community. Come say hello!
Helped organize and plan the first ever JuliaCon, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.
The first ever Public Sector Breakfast Speaker series for Data Professionals, Data and Donuts is a collaborative effort between the City and County of Los Angeles to help our two organizations better serve angelenos. I help organize and select speakers, along with promoting the event.
Was a student organizer of the resident UChicago student hacker group. Ate a lot of pizza and cultivated a 500 person community that had a job board, regular hack nights and was core part of the college experience. As a History, major too.
I was a guest on the John Hopkins Center for Government Excellence Podcast, Data Points. With Carter Hewgley and Rayid Ghani.
Article in RouteFifty about my team's work to help launch an open source earthquake early warning application.
I was interviewed in "Privacy and Security Concerns Need Attention as IoT, Machine Learning Take Hold"
Given at CSV Conf 2017. In this talk, I advance a taxonomy of potential ways to catagorize and use government data for practictioners.
Given at Do Good Data 2016. Talk Slides.
Given at Code for America. Slides.
Given at the Talk Data to Me at General Assembly. This talk introduced new data scientists to the concepts of government maintained data and showed how we use it all, as residents, in our day to day lives.
Given at the Hack@UChicago Learnathon. Github Repo.