We’re calling on all scientists, data nerds, artists, journalists, librarian, programmers, engineers, advocates, educators, policy-makers and more to imagine alternative forms of climate governance.
Folks of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to join.
Surveying: Surveyors research federal departments and affiliated agencies and programs to map the departments. Participants will be supported by volunteer coordinators to write agency primers.
Seeding: Seeders build off of primers written by the Surveys to systematically explore through all websites associated with a federal department.
Harvesting: In partnership with domain and technical experts, harvesters will take the web pages classified by seeders as needing special attention, and figure out ways to download and compile that data.
Bagging: In this track, participants will ensure that the datasets are reasonably complete with appropriate metadata and context. The reviewed datasets will be uploaded to the appropriate live destination repositories.
Storytelling: In this track, participants will document the event and its attendees, make signs, and hold discussions to tackle the following questions:
- What are the best ways to safeguard environmental data?
- What art and messaging compels the public to care about environmental stewardship and unifies climate protectors?
- How do government priorities impact data’s accessibility?
- How might we enable new forms of participatory storytelling on the impact of the environment?
- Which projects and research fields depend on federal data?
- Which data sets are of value to research and local communities, and why?
Refreshments will be provided.
This event is made possible thanks to the hard work of our organizers and the generosity of these sponsors: