Nice to be here. My name is Offray Luna, and I’m from Colombia (South America). I came here motivated by the Small Data blog post[X] and then I discovered a lot of common quests and complementary approaches with projects like government spendings, datahub.io and others. For example I’m also interested in small frictionless data, but I’m using “pocket/off-line infrastructures” which are better for the conditions of connectivity and autonomy we have/need in places of the Global South.
(The next part had a lot of links but because of current rules on new members amount of links I left only 2. The ones with “[X]” are not working and are there just for reference. If someone is interested I can share them later, two at the time )
My main interest on data is “data activism”. I’m working in a small and new project called grafoscopio, a moldable tool which has an Iceberg metaphor for writing and data visualization[X] and we have been building and using it at HackBo, our local hackerspace, for some experiments like Visualizing politicians/political discourses on Twitter and what I call “Silence Maps” (draft example[X]). We’re making workshops, like the “data week[X]” to teach people how to use and adapt grafoscopio to suit their needs, using small data examples (like the one referred on the Silence Maps).
I and others would like to connect initiatives and efforts and I think that having our conversations in this place is a good start for that. So here comes my question: How can I create a new “category” for discussing local open data projects in Spanish?