[School-of-data] Fwd: Your Data Explorer Mission: Here's the Brief

Lucy Chambers lucy.chambers at okfn.org
Tue Apr 16 18:13:12 UTC 2013

FYI - the Data Exploration with P2PU are go!

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From: Vanessa Gennarelli <vanessa at p2pu.org>
Date: 16 April 2013 22:07
Subject: Fwd: Your Data Explorer Mission: Here's the Brief
To: "p2pu-community at googlegroups.com" <p2pu-community at googlegroups.com>, "
schoolofdata at okfn.org" <schoolofdata at okfn.org>,
school-of-data-announce-request at lists.okfn.org

Hey team--the Data Mooc is alive! (See below)

We're pretty proud of our little pilot. Mad props to Dirk who pulled this
off whilst bitten by the worst American traveling flu.

Folks are already interested in the next sequence--I'll pop in a new form
up there shortly.

To the data in the atmosphere,
-Mission Control :)

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From: <missioncontrol at data.p2pu.org>
Date: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Subject: Your Data Explorer Mission: Here's the Brief
To: data-agents-team-9 at data.p2pu.org

Good day, Agent.
We’ve detected something in the atmosphere. We think it might be...data.

Your Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to spend some quality time
with your data before your first meeting with your fellow Data Agents.

Here is the dataset you’ll be starting with--it’s a tally of global Carbon
Dioxide emissions. As the Mission progresses, you may find yourself
combining different data with it or hunting for more up to date data for
your country, the possibilities are endless:

For a bit more background, this data set came from the following source:
For further briefing, you may want to examine The Guardian article in which
this data set first appeared:

Don’t be overwhelmed--this is not Mission: Difficult. But your are
instructed to make a copy and familiarize yourself with the data.

*Action Items:*

   - *Look for trends and make notes to yourself*. What piques your
   interest about this dataset? What potential stories are there?
   - *Find a question*. Come to your first meeting with a potential
   question you’d want to answer with the dataset you’ve been given.
   - *Acquaint yourself with your toolset*:

   - Doodle to schedule the regular weekly meeting:
      - Google+ for meetings:
      - Etherpad for notes:
      - Badges.p2pu.org: create an account and read

If you are the first person to receive this, *please create a Doodle poll
for your team of Data Agents*, fill in your availability on a regular *weekly
basis for a 30-minute meeting*, and *share that poll with your team*.

It is also requested that you introduce yourself to your fellow Agents by
sharing a piece of data about yourself that is available on the internet.

Your next message will hold activities for your Google Hangout
rendezvous. *Please
solidify your weekly meeting time in the next 72 hours, and decide who will
begin the Hangout*. Might be a good idea for this person to be the
Facilitator for the first meeting.

This message will not self-destruct. In fact, it will be up on
your reference.

Emergency reinforcement is available via missioncontrol at p2pu.org.

-Mission Control

Vanessa Gennarelli
Learning Lead, Peer 2 Peer University
vanessa at p2pu.org
@mozzadrella <https://twitter.com/#!/mozzadrella>

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