Data for Social Good – Find Your Paradise!


Have you ever thought about building an application that can help people find places to live that maximize their quality of life and happiness?

The goal of this workshop is to analyze datasets across different “quality of life” categories and make correlations with the data, using the HPCC Systems platform. After analyzing, the workshop will design and demonstrate an interface to query this data and assign it a scoring system, and then deliver it to the user via HPCC ROXIE to show the user where they would most likely want to live. Users should be given choices in an easy-to-use form that when submitted will generate a unique set of scores based on locations (Example: By State).

Every person’s definition of what make them happy can vary depending on several factors. For this workshop, we have narrowed these factors to four (4) categories: • Crime • Environment (Weather) • Health • Education

Crime – A dataset by US State with crimes between 2018-2021 is provided. Data points can include the number of crimes by State and Violent Crimes by State.

Climate – A dataset of Storm Data in the US over the last 10 years will be provided. Data Points can include number of storms by State, also injuries and fatalities due to a weather incident.

Health – A mortality rate by State from 1980 to 2020 dataset will be provided. Data points can include total mortality and/or average mortality by year and State.

Education – A dataset of the number of public and private schools by State will be provided. Data points include total school by State and percentage of Private Schools available to the Total Schools by State. Also, enrollment and student-to-teacher ratio can be a factor.

Tools and Resources for the workshop can be found on the following public GitHub repository:
Download and install early to get a jump start on this fun workshop! See you there!


Bob has worked with the HPCC Systems technology platform and the ECL programming language for over a decade and has been a technical trainer for over 30 years. He is the developer and designer of the HPCC Systems Online Training Courses and is the Senior Instructor for all classroom and remote based training.

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