DataRescue SF Bay

Conference/Symposium | February 11 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

DataRescue SF Bay is an opportunity for scientists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back up, and help preserve at-risk data resources before they are lost from public view and use. We seek coders, developers, archivists, scientists, researchers, bloggers, writers, and community activists who care about data in the public interest.

Much of our day will involve collaboratively identifying important online public resources and datasets, nominating URLs to the Internet Archive's End of Term project, using/adapting/creating tools to acquire and back up further datasets, and getting the word around to others who can do the same. We also seek those skilled in storytelling, social media, the arts, and political organizing. How can we make sure that data are preserved so that we can continue to undertake the very best science in an age of skepticism about science and climate change?

 aferguson@berkeley.edu