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Finding Datasets Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Thanks To Google

Just last week, Google released a new type of search engine specifically designed around the idea of helping people find data. It’s named “Dataset Search” and essentially it provides easy access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. Dataset Search is currently for everyone to use with easy access. Google stated the benefits this new launch specifically has for journalists and data scientists “To enable easy access to this data, we launched Dataset Search, so that scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else can find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.” According to Search Engine Journal, this new Google engine search is largely dependent on the scheema markup for dataset providers that was rolled out in July.

Dataset Search is available in multiple languages and works just like any other search engine. Just type in what you’re looking for and Google will return relevant datasets. For more awesome industry news, be sure to check out our Spigot, Inc. blog and be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle & news!

Spigot, Inc. KC Loves First Fridays

The first Friday of every month is one of the best days of the month to a Kansas City resident. Why, you might ask? The first Friday of each month marks a fun filled day in the Crossroads Arts District. We at Spigot, Inc. are so lucky to be located right in the heart of the crossroads among the excitement of First Fridays. The streets close down for a day and the event is best traveled on foot. There is an endless array of food trucks, art galleries, art studios, and a wide variety of local businesses for you to network with. Grinders always hosts live music so look no further if that’s what you’re interested in.  It is truly amazing to see a sea of people walk and talk and enjoy the city we live in and love. There is really something for everyone on First Fridays. It’s a great excuse to get out there and mingle with fellow citizens and for us at Spigot, Inc., it is a great excuse for team bonding and exploring the area we work in together.

If you love this kind of working atmosphere and know this is the place for you Spigot, Inc. wants to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Happy Labor Day From Spigot, Inc.

There’s nothing better than that extra long Labor Day weekend. Relaxing, rewinding, and enjoying free time with friends, family and loved ones. Whether you’re out by the pool, spending a day on a lake somewhere or simply just staying at home and barbecuing, there’s nothing sweeter than one more day to recharge your batteries and enjoy some gorgeous late summer weather. Most of us view Labor Day as just another day off and forget where it all started from. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day is a day that commemorates those American workers that paved the way for us so we can live the way that we live today. It also honors the hardest worker in the workforce. Today, Labor Day is essentially a pat on the back, and a well deserved day off. Here at Spigot, Inc. a well deserved day off is important.

If you think you would make for a hard worker and great asset to Spigot, Inc. the we would love to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work At Spigot, Inc.

They say two heads are always better than one and that couldn’t be more of the case here at Spigot, Inc. We are BIG on making sure we have open communication styles, a learning environment that fosters collaboration, and weekly team meetings to make sure everyone is on the same page. We know that our open and communicative environment helps us achieve our great success. Spigot, Inc. is home to driven, competitive, hard working, passionate individuals. We take pride in this mindset and click with our fellow co-workers with this same mindset and drive. Our teamwork allows us to cultivate a truly innovative work environment that shines through in our work. Passion and hard-work is truly contagious here at Spigot, Inc.

If you consider yourself to be a hard-working, dedicated and self-driven individual then Spigot, Inc. wants to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot Inc lifestyle.

Birthday Month At Spigot, Inc.

A majority of our birthdays in the Kansas City office are in the summer! We love celebrating birthdays at Spigot, Inc. It’s such a special day and as a company we try to make your special day a little more special. Banding together and coming up with gift ideas for the special birthday boy or girl is just another way we bond together. It’s one thing to hear happy birthday from friends and family, however, it’s especially heart-warming when you are recognized from your place of work on your special day. This is just one of the many ways Spigot, Inc. takes care of their employees. It’s really a nice gesture to know your company cares. From getting a cake to a birthday card and a gift, it’s nice to know that your fellow employees care enough about you to go out of their way for you on your special day.

If Spigot, Inc. sounds like your kind of work place, then don’t be shy, we would absolutely love to hear from you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

Wellness Wednesday At Spigot, Inc.

Self-care is something that is so crucial to every day living for everyone. It can make or break your mood which will overall affect your success in your work place. That’s why today is Wellness Wednesday here at the WeWork building in downtown Kansas City. Tenants of the work building were given the opportunity to set up a free 10 minute consultation with Dr. Anthony Evans Align For Life Chiropractic & Functional Medicine. The consultation included a spinal assessment. According to the Chiropractor’s Association of Australia “a healthy spine coupled with a healthy nervous system is crucial in terms of maintaining whole body health. Any alteration of spinal structure or function may cause irritation of the central nervous system.” This is why making sure everything is functioning well with your back and that’s why we here at Spigot, Inc. take your overall well-being so very seriously.

If you would like to work for a company that truly values and care about their employees, then Spigot, Inc. would love to hear from you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

 

Spigot, Inc. Brings Music To Our Ears

We’re nothing if not avid music enthusiasts here at Spigot, Inc. Kansas City. Seriously. We ALWAYS have music playing throughout the day. There is always a perfect balance and mixture of genres being played at all times. From 90s pop, indie rock,pop, folk, rap, reggae,classic rock and even the occasional country song here and there, we cover all the bases. It’s a great way for us to stop throughout our day and say “hey I love this song! who is this?”or “hey! you like this artist? ME too!” Music definitely creates a bond between employees that makes us work better together here at Spigot, Inc. We take turns on who controls the music so we get to hear each others’ preferences throughout the work day. It’s great because everyone gets to hear what they want at some point during the day.We’re also really big on Spotify as well as Pandora just in case no one feels like controlling the music we just shuffle the songs to our liking.  Our nifty Sonos speakers are perfect for the work environment because they’re just the right size and don’t get too loud since we don’t want to disrupt other working on our floor.

If this sounds like your kind of work place, then Spigot, Inc. would love to hear from you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

 

What’s For Lunch At Spigot, Inc. KC?

Chinese food! As you know, free lunches Monday and Wednesday is one of our favorite perks at Spigot, Inc. and with the cut backs from free work lunches at other companies we know how lucky we are to receive this awesome perk. As a Spigot, Inc. team we are incredibly adventurous when it comes to food and trying various dishes. In short, we are FOODIES. Today we had Bo Ling’s, the cutest little Chinese restaurant in the Country Club Plaza in the Kansas City area. Today’s spread included a indulgent take on general tso’s chicken, beef & broccoli, white rice and crab rangoon. It was absolutely delicious! Spigot, Inc. has the absolute best company culture and we love being a part of a company that treats their employees so well. 

If you’re hard-working, avid foodie and would love to work for a company that has endless perks, Spigot, Inc. wants to hear from you! Send your resume and cover letter to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle. 

Spigot, Inc. Takes On the Great Wall

A few weeks ago some of our very own Kansas City Spigot, Inc. members had the opportunity to travel to Beijing, China. Yes, yet another amazing perk that comes with working for Spigot, Inc. is getting to travel to amazing places you would have otherwise never gone to. Throughout the week everyone got to enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, go on an amazing Great Wall adventure and mix and mingle with fellow employees. Here at Spigot, Inc. we firmly believe in the cliche saying of “work hard and play harder.” After business meetings, they were taken out to go explore the Chinese nightlife scene and enjoy dinner at the most infamous restaurants in Beijing. For many of our employees it was their first time traveling this far away to China. Everyone agreed they will be back for more.

If traveling and getting the opportunity to immerse yourself in different cultures around the world is something you value and would like to be a part of, Spigot, Inc. would love to hear from you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.

KC Spigot, Inc. Takes Over The Rooftop

The typical American office worker usually spends around 40 hours a week in their place of work. If you do the math and add the hours, in short you spend a greater portion of your life where you work. With that being said, where you work is important. The culture, the lifestyle and truthfully, the office space itself.  Spigot, Inc. is not your typical office when it comes to our office design and layout. Cubicles and artificial lighting is just something you won’t find inside our offices. We firmly believe that happiness and productivity go hand in hand, which is why you are not tied to your desk within these walls. There is an unspoken understanding that sometimes you need a change of scene, that’s why there are other work spaces within the office just in case team members need to take a break from their desks and work somewhere different for a while. After all, variety is the spice of life and work. Spigot, Inc. also has the option to work from the rooftop. Yes, the ROOFTOP! We sometimes forget how spoiled we are to work for this amazing company that gives us the option to work outside and soak in the beautiful Kansas City skyline. There is absolutely nothing better than being able to work with a view while soaking up some much needed vitamin D. This is just another one of the many perks that comes with being employed by such an amazing company.

If you want to join an awesome, new-age company with tons of perks and gorgeous skyline views, Spigot, Inc. would love to hear from you! Send your resume to us at careers@spigot.com and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle.