I'll be giving a (short) introductory course for Data Science within a couple of months.
One of my ideas was, instead of giving lectures on theoretic aspects of it (which of course are important), make people actually get their hands dirty with data and get the feel for what's like to work with data on a daily basis.
But for that I think I'd need a single large and interesting (open) data set for which we could go about all the phases of a data science project. Something like:
- Define the problem
- Get the data
- Explore it
- Prepare it
- Develop our model(s)
- Reiterate as necessary
With the same data set. Or maybe with two related data sets.
So, any ideas of what that data could be?