Professional Data Services For Civic and Social Development
I help organizations acquire and keep track of data, primarily using Metatab, to document datasets and track provenance.
I’m an expert with Python and Jupyter for analyzing data in a wide range of subjects, for non profits, governments and companies
I’ve designed and built recommender systems, data-driven web applications, and data processing pipelines.
What I Do
I am an entrepreneur, philanthropist, technologist and data analyst, focusing on how to make data easier for nonprofits, journalists, governments and socially oriented companies to use. Professionally, I run a company Civic Knowledge, have a non profit project, The San Diego Regional Data Library, and build open source software, Metatab. I’m currently the board President at The League of Amazing Programmers, and was formally the founding board President at San Diego Canyonlands.
For hobbies, I run a summer Robot Internship in my garage, and am an Assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 506 in La Jolla, CA, and I’m proud to be a husband and father.
Civic Knowledge provides commercial data services for companies, governments and nonprofits.
San Diego Regional Data Library
The San Diego Regional Data Library runs volunteer, pro-bono data projects.
Can Big Data Inspire Big Social Changes?
“In recent months, the Data Library has worked to digitize the maps of homeless person counts for the last five years collected by the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The data conversion got underway earlier this year with the assistance of Kearny High School students and more progress is expected this fall.”
Let’s create the Americorps for data in San Diego.
The Next Frontier of Open Data
But in January, Busboom founded the San Diego Regional Data Library, to “make our social programs, civic groups, and government organizations more effective; our citizens better informed; and our policy makers able to make better decisions,” according to the library’s website.