Data Rescue Houston brings together programmers, librarians, scientists, students, archivists, technologists, and other volunteers to identify, download, and help preserve federal data resources at risk of being removed from the public web, protecting the public interest and ensuring their long-term accessibility.
Mark your calendars! Data Rescue Houston will take place Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.The event will be held in the Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library, Rice University.
We are currently at capacity for the event. Please fill in this brief form so that we can let you know if spots open up.
We welcome participants from a range of backgrounds. Likely tasks include:
- Exploring websites to identify data sets
- Developing and implementing scripts and tools to scrape data
- Verifying data integrity
- Packaging and uploading data
- Documenting our work
What to bring: Laptop, power cable and reusable water bottle. We’ll provide food, coffee, and camaraderie.
Join us for a day of civic technology and citizen archiving. Together we can protect public access to data critical for research and democracy.
Image credit: Kris Krüg