Let's say that there existed a solid platform/tool to work with data, to transform it into meaningful information that can drive action (or inaction, as the case may be). Let's say:
Would this be of value to you? What would attract you to it? Simply enhancing your own analytics / data science skills? Doing actual research using publicly available data?
Do you have further ideas on what to include? What part of this would not be valuable to you?
Different industries have different data needs. Generally, the more specific the data, the more expensive it is.
I don't know how "playing" with data could turn into revenue. Most people find data pretty stuffy and shy away from it as much as possible. For me, the only time I touch data is if I need it!
I personally wouldn't want to play with data in the way outlined in your question Alyssa. However, I do play with data in training AI and ML.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that data is only useful if it has a use.
Thanks, @Ray Li! I should have been more specific. We're considering launching a separate copy of our platform for free for educational purposes. One reason is to justify applying for education or academic grants to fund the development of the software. The second is as a way to introduce the platform's approach to data science and analytics to increase rate of adoption. Ideally we'd want a program like Galvanize to teach classes using our free platform to support their curriculum.