Last month I took a vacation to Japan but my mind couldn’t stop enjoying and analyzing how everything is efficient. From the train stations to the restaurants, it’s amazing to be reminded what’s possible.
I really appreciated all the little notes and signs used to inform and make sure everyone is aware of their surroundings. Not only are people informed, but there’s some practicality to it. Check out the bar code below:
Data/Information is all around us. Its pushing for actions to be made. Take the example below:
Are you doing any summer traveling? Have you been anywhere else but the place you reside? Do you find some things done differently that you think is impossible to implement where you call home? Let’s talk story. Holler @ me.
This past month there was plenty of activity in my home base of Hawaii. Check out some of the shots from the events I’ve attended:
Not only were there awesome ideas at the hackethon, but there were some resources that I did not know exist. For example, I knew blocks of codes can be used as puzzle pieces but didn’t know Google had a library called Blockly. Thanks to Mr. Kuok at OceanIT for introducing this to me. The following is an example of what Blockly looks like:
Another highlight of March that involves big data is the Open Data Day 2018, organized by Burt Lum on Oahu. It’s amazing what kind of data is available out there. Meeting people involved with collecting the data and making it presentable was also a plus.
Before I started my company, I did a little bit of “market research” by digging up data on how many businesses are on Oahu alone. Thankfully I didn’t have to put too much effort. I discovered The Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism to justify my existence.
Months later, at Open Data Day, many of the people supplying this information were in attendance and shared even more data that would be useful for many different organizations. The amount of resources can actually be a little overwhelming. Like many of the conferences I’ve attended in the past, I share specific information with people who need it.
However, one thing I encourage is to stay active and ambitious about finding out information. It’s a lot of hard work but there’s so much that can be done. I like anything data so it’s easy for me to attend events like the Hackathon or Open Data Day.
If you’re a newbie, I suggest you should figure out what you’re interested in and THEN put on the glasses I have for data. Maybe you like comic books or maybe you like cosmetics. Just know that there are resources out there. And if you need help interpreting, we can chat. Let’s talk story, feel free to holler @ me.