[School-of-data] Hi! Intro from Jen Lowe

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Fri Jun 15 22:16:30 UTC 2012

Great to have you aboard Jen!

All best

On 15 Jun 2012, at 04:07, Jen Lowe 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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