@openDEFRA with #openDATA in #openCULTURE: Valuing #Data #Life and #Internet over #Money

cmcxuw_wkaagcbfThis unconference on Tuesday 28 June in an open space of the Nobel House at Smith Square in Central London was more than a shot in the arm:

  • it gave me hope that my faith in people and the internet is justified for our children’s and grandchildren’s future;
  • while I’ve analysed the long term organisation of man-made evil and its victims for a considerable length of time, I can now pin my hopes on the humanness of ‘geeks’ – in governmental settings:
  • Be bold, be human, be your Self is the motto that  James Arthur Cattell got from the UK Civil Service Leadership Statement;
  • James is a ‘government hacker’ and had facilitated the event most admirably and charmingly;
  • these DEFRA geeks are using social media in very effective and creative ways:

I had heard about DEFRA’s data challenge from Mike Rose at techUK.

He gave a talk about Data in Agriculture and I sent him this ‘data story’ about Linking Data Silos.

Now I saw him again, discovering the connections between him, the main players in Open Defra and the challenging project as a whole.

This is therefore just to share my excitement over talking to people who recognise DATA as having ‘intrinsic value’ like raw materials and not only measuring everything in terms of money…

Can’t wait to bring #openMONEY into the challenge – as rewards for VALUABLE data contributions and interpretations!

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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1 Response to @openDEFRA with #openDATA in #openCULTURE: Valuing #Data #Life and #Internet over #Money

  1. Pingback: How can #3DMetrics contribute to #openData with @openDEFRA? Let me count the ways! | 3D Metrics

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