[School-of-data] See you on the other side!
nikeshbalami at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 01:26:49 UTC 2015
Thank You Milena for serving Open Knowledge and School of Data for two
year, Keep smiling and shining whereever you go!!
On Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 11:33 PM, Heather Leson <heatherleson at gmail.com>
> Milena, all the best in your new future
> SCODA allies, keep on shining!
> Heather Leson
> heatherleson at gmail.com
> Twitter: HeatherLeson
> Blog: textontechs.com
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM, Milena Marin <milena.marin at okfn.org>
>> Dear Friends,
>> I am writing to bid you farewell as this is my last day with School of
>> I am at a loss for words to express what an immense joy it was to work
>> with you for the past two years. The energy and dedication of this
>> community is extremely inspiring and something I will miss a lot.
>> School of Data grew and matured quite a lot in the past few years and I
>> am so very proud to have been around to witness it all. As I am the last
>> one from my team or “generation”, I feel compelled to round up some of our
>> community wide achievements in the past years:
>> - We are now a proper network of individuals and organisations working
>> to improve data literacy in their communities and the network is owned
>> by its members
>> - We've ran numerous of lessons and hands-on tutorials on how to work
>> with data published online benefiting thousands of people around the world
>> - We've trained over 4500 people trained in person
>> - We've mentored directly tens of organisations to become tech savvy
>> and data driven, in over 40 different countries
>> - We kicked off and mainstreamed the School of Data Fellowship
>> programme, which now counts 26 fellows from 25 countries to provide
>> long-term data support to CSOs in their community
>> - We pioneered hands-on data training and literacy methods such as
>> the data expedition, now replicated in various formats by organisations
>> around the world.
>> I am extremely proud to leave School of Data in the capable hands of the new
>> coordination team
>> Marco, Cedric, Meg and Katelyn. They are all amazing and together are make
>> a super strong team, have fun working with them all!
>> As for me, I am moving on to a new and exciting role with Amnesty
>> International as Senior Innovations Campaigner. There I will explore how
>> Amnesty can use new technologies to engage its membership in collating,
>> documenting and verifying evidence of human right violations. My aim is to
>> turn regular people into human rights investigators and I will experiment
>> with using various crowd-sourcing approached to analyse, classify and
>> verify intelligence coming from satellite imagery, videos, images and
>> social media reports.
>> I will of course remain an active member of this community – I am already
>> planning a series of data expeditions in Amnesty and looking forward to
>> share my experiences with you all.
>> Don’t hesitate to stay in touch! I am always up for a chat and if you are
>> in London for a drink of your choice. Otherwise, I can be reached on email
>> at marin.milena at gmail.com and on Twitter @milena_iul
>> See you on the other side,
>> Milena Marin
>> School of Data Programme Manager | email: milena.marin at okfn.org | skype:
>> milena_iul | @milena_iul <https://twitter.com/milena_iul>
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