USA Spending website now has COVID-19 spending data

If you participated in our Data Science for All seminar on Spark and Jupyter notebooks in the past two years, you were using data on government spending from the website.  They have now added a dataset focused on the government’s spending related to COVID-19.  We have not had a chance to dig through it yet, but it could prove interesting!

One caveat to keep in mind is that for the seminar we needed to do a bit of data wrangling both in accessing the data and getting it ready for the seminar, so this may not be the cleanest data to work with, but it could make for an interesting class project.

The notebooks we used for downloading the earlier dataset are available under a Creative Commons ShareAlike license out on our Data Science for All website – just look at the page on the Spark and Jupyter seminar.