Best Practices for Data

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Panel on Best Practices for Data; with examples of why we need best practices

Description

Data is everywhere. Open data, closed data, small data, big data and data that you didn’t even know was data. A Panel of experts will present the best practices for dealing with data. Each panel member will show a slides of examples of data in need of best practices. Goofy data, scary data, silly data, WTF data let us make them beautiful data.
• Data Collection and Formatting
• Mistake proofing data
• Make your data private so that you feel comfortable sharing it.
• Continuous or discrete data
• What statistical tests should be used
• What data to archive
• Small data vs Big data
• Sample size, statistical power and significance
• Data Quality, accuracy and correctness
• Traceability of Data
• Storage and Transformation

Speaking experience

This talk has been submitted to OSCON 2012.The panel consists of a diverse group of Open Source Citizens, new speakers and old speakers at Open Source Bridge with a wide range of expertise dealing with data.
Mary Anne Thygesen: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Statistician, Mathematician and Data Manager.
Has worked with data for a very long time. Open source citizen who goes to Hackathons . Volunteers at Open Source conferences like Open Source Bridge. A recipe writer that has more books about data than spices in her cupboard .

Peter Eschright: BS Math, Previous logistics coordinator for Open Source Bridge. Experienced with traceability, supply chain, and inventory data management. “As ERP and CRM become mainstays of modern business, we need to reexamine how we represent and track the objects and people.”

Audrey Eschright: Data wrangler. Programmer at Elevated Code working with Ruby, Rails, and occasionally iPhone development. Writer of essays, recipes, horror comics, and knitting patterns. Photographer working with digital and film cameras, including Polaroid, Holga, and pinholes. Community organizer of unconferences like WhereCampPDX, and co-founder of Open Source Bridge. Core team member of the infamous Calagator. Agitator for a variety of grassroots local tech.

Sherri Montgomery: Shaves Yaks? deals with dirty data. She makes huge data sets meaningful, cultivates order, grows projects, and facilitates both client & engineering teams. In her spare time she runs technology conferences & community events, meditates, makes awesome vegan food, gardens, hikes and bicycles. She’s also been seen teaching yoga to geeks at conferences she participates in.

Speakers

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    Audrey Eschright

    Recompiler Media

    Biography

    Audrey is a software developer, community organizer, and activist based in Portland, OR. She founded Calagator, an open source community calendaring service, and co-founded Open Source Bridge, an annual conference for open source citizens. She is the editor and publisher of The Recompiler, a magazine about technology and participation.

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    Sherri Koehler

    Samatha Yoga

    Biography

    In December 2013 Sherri made the rather abrupt decision to leave tech and pursue her dream of teaching yoga. She’s well acquainted with all the physical bad habits associated with working at a computer for hours on end, having had all of them herself during her 17-year career in tech.

    Sherri has a passion for teaching Classical Hatha, Restorative, and Gentle Flow Yoga styles, as well as Pranayama and Meditation. She is ardent about attention to the breath and use of props to support an accessible practice. She believes it possible for everyone to experience joy & ease in practice, even while staying at the edge of intensity in asana. Sherri is dedicated to fostering compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and empathetic joy on and off the mat.

    Sessions

      • Title: Wise Asana
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B202/203
      • Time: 5:456:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Yoga returns to Open Source Bridge! Come with your stiff shoulders, sore wrists, tight hips and aching back. Leave with ideas on how to incorporate 5 minutes of practice into your busy day to care for your body and mind.

      • Speakers: Sherri Koehler
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    Max Ogden

    nerd

    Biography

    Max Ogden is a developer, open government, geospatial and CouchDB enthusiast from Portland, OR. This year he is a fellow at Code for America, an organization dedicated to helping US cities become more transparent and efficient. He is working with the City of Boston on a project focused on helping high school students better engage in their communities.

    Max also works on privacy centered social networks, open civic data standards, web based mapping tools and neighbor facing “civic web” software.

    You can see his projects at https://github.com/maxogden

    Sessions

  • Biography

    Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Statistician, Mathematician and Data Manager.
    Has worked with data for a very long time. Open source citizen who goes to Hackathons . Volunteers at Open Source conferences like Open Source Bridge. A recipe writer that has more books about data than spices in her cupboard .