I am leaving OKI, but not the Open Knowledge Network

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#1

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.

Until then, I will work hard on publishing the Index next week and support the GODI team, as well as make sure that @tlacoyodefrijol and @FrankaVaughan are up to speed with the network tasks.

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,
Mor


#2

Thank you Mor for your help and congratulation for your new journey.

Regards,


#3

@Mor Great work with GODI these past few years and wishing you all the best at 360Giving.


#4

Mixed feeling, Sad that you are leaving and happy for your new journey. Thank you @Mor for all the help, You are Awesome:slight_smile:


#5

So sad to see you leave OKI @Mor :cry: You’ve done a fantastic job as a community coordinator, you’ve been such a strong motivation and inspiration for my involvement in the Open Knowledge Network.
Community coordinator is definitely a tough job with a strong turnover, I wish OKI will give it more support in the future (and its leader participate more in the community as well…)
Hope to see you soon!


#6

Merci Samuel,

De mon côté, j’adapterai votre version française au contexte québécois
et/ou canadien, s’il y a lieu.

Diane


#7

Thank you Mor your help, online-teaching and work with GODI.

We thank also, very much, all help in Brazilian Chapter communuty.

All the best at 360Giving!


#8

All the best @Mor ! It was nice working with you.


#9

@Mor you will be missed :cry:


#10

:heart::clap: :hammer_and_pick:
Godspeed on your new journey!


#11

Good luck with your new adventures, Mor, and thanks for your fantastic work at OKI.


#12

Hello all!

Thank you for all of your kind words. They warmed my heart and made me excited.

Today is my last day at OKI, so I wrote this blog post. I also dedicated a section to you, the wonderful network - https://medium.com/@Morchickit/moving-from-one-open-data-journey-to-another-3471ba134196

I will still be around, though in very low capacity to help @dannylammerhirt to GODI project.

See you all around the forum and thank you for everything!

Best,
Mor