by Angela Guess
The Open Knowledge Foundation has launched a new School of Data, Laura Newman reports. She writes, "The School of Data is led by the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). The School will provide online training for data ‘wrangling’ skills – the ability to find, retrieve, clean, manipulate, analyze, and represent different types of data. The School of Data is a collaborative and community-orientated project, and we welcome partners and participants. We’ve already had exciting conversations with several organisations and individuals, and we look forward to drawing upon their expertise during the development of the School."
She continues, "Next week, a small team of us will be gathering in Berlin for the School of Data kick-off sprint. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another, and to start building materials and resources for the School. During the sprint we will be holding a designated virtual session, and we warmly invite you to join us online… We particularly welcome: (1) Suggestions for content and courses. (2) Recommendations (or donations!) of high quality, openly licensed materials and resources, including interesting datasets to work with. (3) Offers to build a specific learning challenge or track. (4) ‘Testers’ willing to try out and improve the content available so far."