Dear community and network members,
3 and a bit years ago I started to volunteer at Open Knowledge as a moderator to the Open Government Data mailing lists. I was lucky that straight after graduating from the Oxford Internet Institute I started to work at Open Knowledge on the topic that was before my Master’s thesis - the Global Open Data Index. I have since then supported three editions of the Global Open Data Index and I am happy to see the evolution and changes it had, most of the thanks for your comments.
Also, in the last 18 months, I have been your community coordinator. I believe that community and networks can’t be managed, but they can be supported, and it was a great honour being your coordinator and support this wonderful work that you are all doing. I learned a bit more every day because of working with you, and I think that this is indeed one of the most incredible jobs in the world. I have not done half of what I planned with the community, but this work always keeps giving, and there will always be something else one can do for the community.
I believe that after coordinating 3 GODI and 3 Open Data Days, it is time for me to move forward and find new adventures. On May 15th I will leave OKI and start a new journey. I am not leaving that far though; I will still be around in the Open Data sphere. I will join the fantastic 360Giving staff in London as their new Labs and Learnings manager.
To you, the OKI network, I wish to share more. Exchange ideas and methods and stories. Share concerns and fears. Make this network a place of even more growth.
See you around,