[School-of-data] Announcing the Kick-Off sprint!

Rosamaria Bitetti rosamaria.bitetti at gmail.com
Thu May 17 14:31:08 UTC 2012

Hello Laura - and everybody else!
Like Joao, I have a background in law and economics, my expertise is policy
analysis, especially in ICT sectors. We are both involved in the open
economics working group.
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I'm here mostly to learn, but if you see any use for my (quite limited)
knowledge, let me know!

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org> wrote:

> Hi Joao,
> Thank you for getting in touch - and thanks for getting the ball rolling
> on the School of Data mailing list :)
> It sounds like you have a very interesting background, and we would love
> to have your involvement in the School of Data in future. Your point about
> time is well taken, and we will certainly consider including e.g. a
> Saturday in any workshops and sprints we plan for the future.
> I wonder if you would also be interested in our working group on open
> economics (http://openeconomics.net/)? Shout off-list if so and I will
> make some introductions!
> Thanks again for your positive words and we hope to hear from you again in
> future!
> Cheers,
> Laura
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:22 PM, João Pedro Cruz <cruz.joaopedro at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Dear Laura,
>> I am very interested and excited about the School of Data and I would
>> like to take part from it. My background is Intellectual Property and
>> Competition law and economics. I have some theoretical background on
>> collaborative economics and community development.
>> I would love to participate in your events but due to my work I won't be
>> able do to so... I hope that in the future you could schedule some of the
>> meetings to the weekend so that I could take part on it.
>> Anyways, it is great to hear that the School of Data is about to
>> kick-off. I am very excited about this project.
>> Greetings,
>> João Pedro Cruz
>> 2012/5/17 Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org>
>>>  Hi all,
>>> Many thanks for waiting so patiently for news about the School of Data.
>>> Things were quiet initially whilst we waited for funding confirmation, but
>>> I am now delighted to announce that the School of Data will be co-supported
>>> by both Open Society Foundations and the Shuttleworth Foundation. Many
>>> thanks to OSF and Shuttleworth for making this possible!
>>> Particular thanks also to those of you have volunteered to build
>>> learning challenges, to mentor courses, to offer interesting datasets and
>>> resources, or who have shown an interest in joining the collaboration. *This
>>> is your chance to get involved!*
>>> Please do drop an email to this list to share your interests and ideas.
>>> We would be particularly delighted to welcome you to our virtual sprint
>>> next week!
>>> *## School of Data kick-off sprint *
>>> Next week, we will be holding a School of Data kick-off sprint. This
>>> will be a hands on workshop to share ideas, source materials, and start
>>> building content for the school.
>>> On the afternoon of *Thursday 24th May*, we will be holding a
>>> designated online sprint. This will take place on *IRC *(#schoolofdata
>>> on freenode) from *12-4pm UTC. *All are welcome!
>>> Sign-up on the etherpad:* *
>>> http://schoolofdata.okfnpad.org/kick-off-sign-up*
>>> *
>>> On the day, we particularly welcome:
>>> * Suggestions for content and courses
>>> * Recommendations (or donations!) of high quality, openly licensed
>>> materials and resources, including interesting datasets to work with
>>> * Offers to build a specific learning challenge or track
>>> * 'Testers' willing to try out and improve the content available so far
>>> If you can't join us at the designated time, please do feel to drop into
>>> the IRC room at other times - we will try to ensure someone is in there
>>> whenever possible. Additionally, please do feel free to use this list (
>>> school-of-data at lists.okfn.org) to begin sharing ideas and resources.
>>> *## Social Evening*
>>> If you happen to be near Berlin, come along for our social evening!
>>> Following the virtual sprint, we will be meeting in Oberholz<http://www.sanktoberholz.de>at
>>> *7pm *on *Thursday 24th May *for a relaxed and informal gathering.
>>> Sign-up here: http://lanyrd.com/2012/opendata/
>>> We are really excited to see plans for the School of Data moving
>>> forward. With your help, we're sure that this will be a great success. It's
>>> been really encouraging to read all the messages of support that were
>>> submitted via our original form, and we hope that we can now begin putting
>>> some of those excellent ideas into practice!
>>> If you have any questions, do feel free to contact me directly or via
>>> schoolofdata at okfn.org at any time.
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Laura
>>> --
>>> Laura Newman
>>> Community Coordinator
>>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>>> http://okfn.org/
>>> Skype: lauranewmanonskype
>>> Twitter: @Newmanlk
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>> --
>> João Pedro Cruz
> --
> Laura Newman
> Community Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org/
> Skype: lauranewmanonskype
> Twitter: @Newmanlk
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Rosamaria Bitetti
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