Tyler Patterson

About Tyler Patterson

Tyler recently showed up uninvited at Flex.io, calling himself an “intern.” They haven’t kicked him out yet, but they haven’t paid him, either.

Watching the Watchdogs: Open Data and the CFPB

January 14, 2016 by Tyler Patterson

One of the most important promises of open data from government agencies is the potential for greater transparency.

As Jeni Tennison, technical director of the Open Data Institute, puts it:

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This American Data Set, Act I: Baseball Outliers

August 31, 2015 by Tyler Patterson

[Editors note: As a bunch of data geeks, we always enjoy getting our hands dirty exploring interesting data. This is the first of a three-part series on data sets with a story to tell. You can check out the source data for this here.]

There’s a reason that practically everything that happens in a baseball game is meticulously tracked. Interesting baseball stories are often captured beautifully in data.

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Stormy Weather: Open Data Doesn't Mean Accessible Data

July 9, 2015 by Tyler Patterson

Governments have made a lot of data available in the last few years. In the U.S. alone, Data.gov hosts over 140,000 data sets, and many other cities and states have launched open data initiatives as well.

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