[okfn-discuss] Hi! Intro from Jen Lowe

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Jun 15 14:57:02 UTC 2012

Big welcome Jen!


On 15 June 2012 03:10, Jen Lowe <jen.lowe at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just wanted to quickly introduce myself as the new OKFN Data Wrangler
> working on the School of Data and OpenSpending projects.
> My education is in applied math and information science, with a
> concentration in government secrecy and information visualization. My
> experience has been centered around communicating with numbers, from
> teaching math to scientific programming and visualization of lidar data.
> I'm deeply enthusiastic about the power of open data, particularly in the
> hands of a motivated and interested individual who has access to tools and a
> community with which to analyze the data. In information science, the saying
> "Every book its reader" is used to remind us that materials should be
> accessible to everyone in a community. I strongly believe that "every data
> has its analyst."
> My hope is that the School of Data will be a place where any interested
> person can learn the data skills they need to access the data they want.
> If you want to see more about me, try my
> website: http://www.datatelling.com/ or find me on twitter at @datatelling.
> (Full disclosure: on twitter I'm about 50% conversation, 40% things I like,
> and 10% things that make me angry, focused on data and visualization but
> often random.)
> I'm so happy to be part of the OKFN community, and am really looking forward
> to good discussions about data, learning, and making great things with all
> of you!
> Cheers,
> Jen
> --
> Jen Lowe
> Data Wrangler
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org/
> jen.lowe at okfn.org
> Skype: datatelling
> Twitter: @datatelling
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