My name is Jordan, I just graduated from Rice University down in Houston, Texas and will be returning to live in NYC in the coming months. While down in Houston, I volunteered with a group called SketchCity which seems very similar to the community here at BetaNYC. I really enjoyed working and creating with their community, and I’m hoping to get started with the same thing here! I’m wondering how I should get going and pick a good project to start or join.
I’m particularly interested in matters of open data, community building, and social injustice (I like to focus on issues of healthcare inequity). I’ve got a solid set of skills including general programming, web development, data analysis/visualization, and machine learning. Some examples of my past work include a map of Houston illiteracy covariates for the Houston Center for Literacy; a report and map detailing my analysis of Houston’s parking ticket infractions; and participating in a redesign of a responsive webpage for connecting citizens to the Houston PD’s non-emergency services.