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Using Qri for Distributed Data collaboration #21

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Using Qri for Distributed Data collaboration

Description ("query") is an open source peer-2-peer data collaboration tool. In the spirit of "do it with others" this workshop will engage participants to each develop their own dataset of citations they'd like to share such as books, online articles, and blog posts. Participants will then publish these datasets on the distributed web using qri, and from there we'll work together to combine the sum of these datasets into a collection of citations. We'll then render these datasets as web pages using traditional web technologies, making our collection of citations available to a broader audience, while also providing access to the raw data for others to build upon.

Type: workshop
Length: 1 Hour
Additional considerations: Ideally a maximum of 25-30 participants, with at least half having unix-based (mac or linux) laptop.

Session Objective

  • Show how modern peer-2-peer technologies can be used for community-driven data needs
  • Demonstrate tools that can leverage both "distributed" and "regular" web technologies at once
  • Give a real-world example of re-thinking our relationship with data

Material and Technical Requirements

  • Projector / Large Screen
  • Participants will need to bring unix-based laptops


Name: Brendan O'Brien | b5
Twitter: @b_fiive
GitHub: @b5

Interested in attending the sprint July 16-18: Y
Interested in a community billet: N

Presenter Bio

Brendan is a leader in the open source software development community and open data movement. He founded Qri (pronounced “query”) to help bring the benefits of open source software to public data. He helped to launch, a network of communities, data scientists and developers dedicated to promoting a culture of data collection and sharing. He is also a member of EDGI, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, founded to support efforts to preserve at-risk government environmental data.

@dcwalk dcwalk added the workshop label Jun 3, 2018
@dcwalk dcwalk added the [scheduled] label Jul 10, 2018
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