See how people in LA are answering every day questions with open data!

LA Counts is a growing community of open data practitioners, data journalists, academics, researchers, students, philanthropists, and policymakers. Get involved!

Working groups

When you join a working group you join a community of people working  with open data to investigate problems, explore equity opportunities, imagine new futures. You'll share your work publicly through various means: dataviz, stories, reports, policy recommendations, etc

  • LA Counts

    Interested in helping to build LA Counts? Want to learn more about our CKAN platform? Great! Click the blue button to join folks in our Github repo. You might also be interested in the LA Counts community group, too.

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Volunteer opportunities

Local organizations need your help with data cleaning, education, and/or analysis. Reach out! Contact the org listed to learn more about the request and see how you can help. Tackle important issues, give back to your community, and grow your data skills.
Please contact us to list an opportunity.

Contact Organization Date opened LA Counts Mar 26, 2019

Interested in open data and open source software? LA Counts is always looking for skilled individuals interested in developing and making contributions to LA Counts' open source repo.


You want to know where and when the data-focused activities, events and conferences are happening in Los Angeles County, right? We do, too and we hope to see you at these events!
Please contact us to share an event.

Date Event Location
Jun 27, 2019 LA West R Users Meeting

We are looking for one more 30-min talk for our June meeting. Please email if you are interested in sharing some R fun!

Event details TBA.

Aug 17, 2019 Data Con LA USC

Data Con LA, formerly known as Big Data Day LA is scheduled for August 17, 2019 at USC. Pricing is $40 through Jun 30th.

Data Con LA began as Big Data Day LA in 2013, with just over 250 attendees. In 2018, we re-branded ourselves from Big Data Day LA to Data Con LA. We also had over 1800+ attendees attend. This year we expect that tally to be over 2000.

Our 2019 session tracks will include: Data; AI/ ML/ Data Science; Emerging Tech; Visualizations/ UI/ Use Cases; Infrastructure & Security

Sep 21, 2019 National Day of Civic Hacking Los Angeles, CA

Join the Code for America Brigades for a nationwide day of action that brings together civic leaders, local governments, and community organizations to tackle some of our toughest challenges.