[School-of-data] See you on the other side!

David Selassie Opoku opoku.david at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 13:31:23 UTC 2015

Hi Milena,

Thank you for all the amazing work you've done to get the School of Data
community where it is. We will miss your energy and vision but looking
forward to hearing about all your new adventures with Amnesty
International.  Hope we can get an opportunity to work together again in
the future.



On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Oludotun Babayemi <
oludotunbabayemi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Milena,
> This is wishing you all the best in your new endeavor, we will continue
> holding
> all the good memories.
> #NeverSettle
> Olu!
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 4:55 PM, Milena Marin <milena.marin at okfn.org>
> wrote:
>> Dear Friends,
>> I am writing to bid you farewell as this is my last day with School of
>> Data.
>> 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
>>    <http://schoolofdata.org/2015/06/15/the-future-of-school-of-data/>
>>    - 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
>> <http://schoolofdata.org/2015/07/01/fresh-faces-in-the-school-of-data-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
>> --
>> Milena Marin
>> School of Data Programme Manager  | email: milena.marin at okfn.org | skype:
>> milena_iul  | @milena_iul <https://twitter.com/milena_iul>
>>   <https://twitter.com/milena_iul>
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