Kick-starting the School of Data! | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog 2012-05-22


“Earlier this year, we announced plans to launch the School of Data. Thanks to the generous support of Open Society Foundations and the Shuttleworth Foundation, we’re now ready to go! We’re holding a kick-off sprint next week, and we invite you to get involved... The School of Data is led by the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). The School will provide online training for data ‘wrangling’ skills – the ability to find, retrieve, clean, manipulate, analyze, and represent different types of data. The School of Data is a collaborative and community-orientated project, and we welcome partners and participants... We are particularly excited to welcome the Tactical Technology Collective to our sprint next week, and look forward to benefiting from their wide-ranging experience (see e.g. their drawing by numbers project)... Next week, a small team of us will be gathering in Berlin for the School of Data kick-off sprint. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another, and to start building materials and resources for the School.  During the sprint we will be holding a designated virtual session, and we warmly invite you to join us online! Details of the sprint are as follows: When: Thursday 24th May, 12pm-4pm UTC  Where: Online, through our IRC channel (#schoolofdata on freenode)  How: Sign-up on the etherpad and then just drop in! ... As well as the kick-off sprint, there are many ways to get involved with the School of Data. Right now, we are looking for volunteers to...”


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05/22/2012, 16:15

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