Bring: Laptops. Food and drinks provided
Folks of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to join. 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.
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?
Doors open for pre-orientation for breakout leaders
Closing Remarks and Sharebacks