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RAWM Digital community engagement programme

Fri, 07/08/2015

RAWM Digital community engagement sessions

As a follow-on to similar sessions we ran in March 2015, we are offering a number of 2 hour Digital engagement sessions to VCS groups around Open Data and Open Source principles.

Wed Sept 2, 9.30-12 - Tableau Public Session
Wed Sept 9, 9.30-12 - Wikipedia Session
Wed Sept 16, 9.30-12 - Research: Where is the data? Session
Thurs Sept 24, 12.00-14.30 - OpenStreetMap session

  • The Tableau Public (free software that can allow anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data visualizations for the web) session on Wed Sept 2 is being facilitated by Caroline Beavon who specialises in information design, infographics design and data visualizations
  • The Wikipedia (free encyclopedia that anyone can edit) session on Wed Sept 9 is being facilitated by Andy Mabbett who has been a Wikipedian (or Wikimedian) in Residence at a number of museums, galleries and other organisations, provides training and consultancy on Wikipedia-related topics and speaks on various Wikipedia-related topics at conferences and seminars.
  • The Research: where is the data? session Wed Sept 16 is being facilitated by Matthew Green who uses research and design to help organisations do their thing even better
  • The OpenStreetMap session Thurs Sept 16 is being facilitated by Brian Prangle who is a member of Mappa Mercia, a project to grow OpenStreetMap (a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license) in the West Midlands, UK which runs community events, provide training and support local organisations wishing to open up their data.

The times are 10am-12 noon for the first 3 sessions (delegates can arrive from 9.30am and we will start at 10am sharpish) and 12.30-2.30 for the 4th one

These sessions are intended to provide Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (VCSOs) with an understanding of the tools and skills useful in gathering relevant data and presenting it so as to identify need and argue for resources.

To follow these events and this programme on Twitter, you can follow RAWM on @_rawm and/or the hashtag #VCSWMdata