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

Xaquin Lores xaquin at udc.es
Tue May 22 07:22:13 UTC 2012


I'm "something like" a systems librarian in a spanish university, so I'm
interested in using data and data sharing in higher education environment,
but also in the NGO sector.


Xaquín Lores

On 17 May 2012 11:44, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org> wrote:

> 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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