Where can you find the data you need to answer the questions you have?

Aug 7, 2018 · Wellington, New Zealand

There are more sources of data than ever before, so our August Meetup will focus on finding the data you need for the problem(s) you have.

Schedule:

5:30 - 6:00 networking, drinks and nibbles
6:00 - 7:00 speakers
7:00 - 7:30 networking, drinks and nibbles

Speakers:

Markus Luczak-Roesch

Markus is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington. Particular foci of his work are:

Information dynamics: This research area is concerned with formal models of temporal dynamics in naturally occuring complex systems such as human language, brain activities, and people's digital traces online. The focus is on fundamental questions of space and time in the context of information as well as emergent meaning that is rooted in coincidence.

Socio-technical systems: This focuses on advancing our understanding of systems in which the activities of human collectives lead to meaningful outputs. This encompasses widely-known online communities such as Wikipedia and Wikidata, where the outputs are articles, knowledge graphs and ontologies, or citizen science platforms such as Zooniverse and EyeWire, where the outputs are crowdsourced classifications of digital objects and discussions among citizen scientists.

Humans in the information age: This addresses human factors of information and computing systems such as technical or social exclusion.

Paul Stone

Paul is leading the New Zealand Open Government Data Programme. He has over 20 years’ experience in IT for a variety of organisations including Knight Frank (NZ) Limited, Ministry of Defence, Charities Commission, and was CIO at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Paul was responsible for delivering the New Zealand Charities Register as open data in 2011. He worked one day a week on secondment to the Open Government Data Programme for nearly three years, and has been full time on it for the last 4 years. The cross-government Programme now sits under the Government’s Chief Data Steward and CEO of Stats NZ.

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  • Data Driven Wellington

    There's so much going on in the world of data that it can be hard to keep up with what's happening in your own speciality area let alone make connections to others who might have complementary skills or interests. This Meetup is intended to make it easier to stay informed and to make those connections. Its focus is on what people working with data in Wellington-based public, private, non-profit, and academic organisations are doing, what challenges they're experiencing and what they need help with. It welc

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