Hi, I'm Hunter.
I do data science in the public interest. Over the years, I've worked at the The City of Los Angeles,Impact Lab, the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, and Obama for America. I spend a lot of time thinking about cities, data pipelines and tacos. Let's talk.
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 PyDataLA. How does the nation's second largest City use Python to deliver a variety of key data science projects and initiatives? This talk goes through the gov IT details of going from an org that procures solutions to building our own using Python and the PyData stack.
Given w/ Rebecca Williams. You've heard of GDPR, but are you aware of how recent legislation by Congress and California may affect your beat? A disussion of the impacts of recent legislation, including: the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, the Geospatial Data Act, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act, and the California Consumer Privacy Law. They discuss how this legislation affects access to data, tracking down data, formats of data, and other nuances of the governmental data making process. We also speculate wildly on how future legislation could impact government data management.
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 School of Data LA, General Assembly, and used internally at LA City. Talk Slides.
Given at Do Good Data 2016. Talk Slides.
Given at Code for America. Slides.
Given w/ Kegan Maher. This talk, at SCALE Linux Expo Socal, examined how the Mobility Data Specification was a test case of using a set of API standards to enforce government regulation and advance public policy.
Workshop for PyData DC and PyData Chicago. This workshop lays out why you need a data pipeline and how build them using open source python libraries such as luigi and open data. Video.
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.
Gardenbot, a real time garden task tracking application. Source Code
CA Landscape Bot, which tracks wildfire cameras across the west.