NYC DATA WEEK 

THE DATA WEEK CHALLENGE

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Analysis Challenge

What are the best NYC neighborhoods to open specific types of business (e.g. pizza place, bakery, dry cleaner, etc.)

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Points: 200

DCA Licenses

Analysis Challenge

How does subway usage vary on weekends vs. weekdays?

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Points: 25

MTA Turnstile Data

Analysis Challenge

What are the rarest NYC 311 categories?

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Points: 25

NYC 311 Data

Visualization Challenge

What is the breakdown of NYC 311 calls

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Points: 25

NYC 311 Data

Analysis Challenge

What are the noisiest New York City neighborhoods/locations 

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Points: 100

311 noise complaints, DCA Licenses (for bars)

Analysis Challenge

Compare city salaries to corporate salaries

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Points: 100

Job salaries, and NYC Jobs

Analysis Challenge

Does the use of chat speak in a HeTexted question effect its likelihood to be upvoted or downvoted?

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Points: 200

HeTexted

Analysis Challenge

Do commenters on HeTexted tend to be more positive or negative?

Points: 500

HeTexted

Visualization Challenge

Help NYC drivers figure out where/how to park in various boroughs 

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Points: 100

NYC Parking Tickets

Analysis Challenge

Has Citibike effected mass transit usage in NYC?

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Points: 500

Citibike, MTA Turnstile Data

Visualization Challenge

A lot of foods that people think are healthy, actually aren’t. Find a clever way to inform people.

Points: 100

Nutrition Data

Visualization Challenge

Which NYC neighborhoods use the most energy?

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Points: 100

Visualization Challenge

Turn a map (Google or otherwise) of New York City into a playable board game

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Points: 500

DCA Licenses

Visualization Challenge

Battle of the programmers, which languages are most in demand? 

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Points: 100

Visualization Challenge

What type of jobs are being hired from outside the US in NYC? 

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Points: 100

H1B Visa Data

Visualization Challenge

Create GeoJSON data for a NYC park bike or walking path

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Points: 500

Visualization Challenge

Visualize pigeon poop in the city

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Points: 100

Pigeon Poop

Visualization Challenge

How close are bars to late night eateries?

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Points: 200

DCA Licenses

Analysis Challenge

Who are the most active investors at the seed stage in NYC?

Points: 25

CB Insights

Visualization Challenge

What industries / sub-industries are receiving seed funding, and how has that changed over time?

Points: 100

CB Insights

Visualization Challenge

What does the heatmap look like in terms of postal codes across NYC?

Points: 100

CB Insights

Visualization Challenge

Visualize “old states” and “young states” with state population demographics

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Points: 100

USA Population by State and Age

Analysis Challenge

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Points: 200

Analysis Challenge

What are the most popular subway exits/entrances at different times throughout the day?

Points: 500

MTA Turnstile Data

Analysis Challenge

Pick an NYC 1900s building on PLUTO and research its exact building date

Points: 500

PLUTO

Visualization Challenge

What are the greenest NYC neighborhoods?

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Points: 100

Cool roofs, Tree census

Visualization Challenge

Visualize rat complaints as they relate to restaurant health grades

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Points: 100

Rat sightings, restaurant grades