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Say hello at Data Day Texas 2020’s Global Graph Summit!

Austin will be the center of graph geekiness this January 24-25 with the Global Graph Summit at Data Day Texas 2020. The event brings together key players from the graph community, and it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the graph...

Three years in pursuit of a mission that really matters

On July 11, 2019, we celebrated our third anniversary of data.world’s launch.  We gathered at the Alamo Drafthouse, followed by bowling and axe-throwing (yes, you read that right—it’s a thing now) at High 5.  It was tremendous fun and I truly feel so proud to be a...

Check out this powerful #SXSW schedule query tool

Imagine having it all at your fingertips.  All the sessions, speakers, and venues in a simple interface that tells you exactly what you need to know. That's what a query template does for data like SXSW's session information. While this was a private internal tool in...

The top 10 datasets of 2018

A landmark year for the data.world communityAs we approach the new year it’s always a great time to look back and take stock of the road we have traveled over the last 12 months. This year in datasets, we continued to ride the political roller coaster with everything...

Two incredible years at data.world

On July 11 we celebrated the second year anniversary of data.world’s launch. We had a great time at SPiN in the first ever OWL Cup (the ping-pong championship) during the same week as the World Cup in the finals. It was a real upset, and you should ask us about it (as...

Converting JSON to CSV to plan a friend’s honeymoon

A few weeks ago my colleague said during a Product “Show and Tell” that a handy use for data.world is converting JSON to CSV. Little did I know that this tip would prove useful to me and to friends planning their honeymoon… Short of looking at every square inch of...

Analysis: Do free games or paid games get better reviews?

Are video games getting better or worse over time? Digital distribution has lowered the barriers to market entry, but has quality suffered as a result? And do free or paid games get better reviews? Let’s see what the data has to say. If you are a PC gamer, chances are...

How a NJ Journalist Used Twitter Data to Improve Her Commute

Always ask questions Data scientists are always asking questions about the world around them. They see problems ready to be solved everywhere, and they use data to help find the solutions. For example, Carla Astudillo, a data journalist with the NJ Advance Data Team,...

Our top 10 datasets and projects of 2017

As you think back on 2017, what will you remember most about this past year? Fake news? Hurricane Harvey? The Bitcoin bubble? Whether you’re reflecting on worldwide events or happenings that hit closer to home, it’s fascinating to consider how the increase of...

How a startup analyzed over 11 Million Panama Papers in 1 week

You probably remember the uproar in 2016 when the Panama Papers were released. But did you know it took more than a year of analysis before any results could be published? As one of the biggest journalistic investigations in history, it required 107 media...

What License Should I Use for my Data?

If your data does not have any license terms, that means you retain all rights, and you do not authorize anyone to use, copy, distribute, share, combine, or make to changes or derivative works from it. The more open a license is, the higher the chance that others will...

Don’t Forget the License

Before starting my career in the tech world I managed art collections, physically and digitally. I studied Art History so I got a kick out of (i.e. was completely in awe of) handling Picassos or getting close enough to a Man Ray print to document its every physical...

The Incredible Challenge and Joy of Building the data.world Community

On July 11, 2016, we launched data.world to the public. Before that date, we were in stealth mode with only this quote on our home page: If the universe of data were suddenly made available, it would unleash the creativity of problem-solvers to combine different data...