Remote-Arbeit: Vergesst nicht das Gespräch am (virtuellen) Kaffeeautomaten!

Beim Wechsel vom Büro ins Remote Home Office gibt es eine vermaledeite Kleinigkeit, die den Informationsfluss stark hemmen kann – der Austausch am Kaffeeautomaten. Gespräche am Kaffeeautomaten sind eine wohltuende Abwechslung zur beruflichen Einspannung, bei der man gerne auch mal ein paar Minuten länger spricht. Menschen sind soziale Wesen und das gibt es auch im beruflichen Alltag immer wieder zu spüren.

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Accessing the Open Data Portal Hamburg with Python

In a few tutorials which I tried was a very specific dataset being used – the NYC 311 calls dataset. 311 calls in NYC are some sort of support calls to easen the caller rate on the emergency number 911.

There are a lot of people calling this number over the time. The city of New York provides this anonymized caller data via its web page. I tried some stuff with it and liked the idea to work with „real“ data. Also, this dataset from 2010 to 2017 is about 9.5 GB in size – enough to play around with. In fact, I had to take a smaller one, representing only the year 2015 – still about 1.5 GB in size. This all is being provided in csv files.

So I wanted to find out if the city I currently live in, Hamburg, has some kind of data to play around with as well.
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