DataPractices Joins LF AI & Data as New Incubation Project

By December 15, 2020Blog

LF AI & Data Foundation—the organization building an ecosystem to sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and Data open source projects, today is announcing DataPractices as its latest Incubation Project. 

DataPractices is a “Manifesto for Data Practices,” comprised of values and principles to illustrate the most effective, modern, and ethical approach to data teamwork.  DataPractices was released and open sourced by data.world based on the output and work stemming from the Open Data Science Leadership Summit in 2017.

Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of LF AI & Data, said: “We’re really excited with DataPractices joining LF AI & Data alongside several other data and AI projects. We look forward to growing the project’s community and to creating new collaboration opportunities between DataPractices, our members and other hosted projects.” 

DataPractices.org was originally launched as the DataPractices manifesto, the result of the Open Data Science Leadership Summit. This summit, held on 10 Nov 2017, was a collaborative gathering of some of the leaders in the Data Science, Semantics, Journalism, and Visualization worlds. The aim was to start discussions that could help crystalize thinking and action in the industry to better define Data Science and help the community to evolve with cohesion.

As a part of the ongoing DataPractices effort to increase awareness and data literacy in the data ecosystem, it was always the plan to move beyond the “words on a page” of the Manifesto and give people real education and tools to help them increase their capabilities around modern data teamwork. Since the original launch, many contributors have helped to contribute open courseware content. All of the assets and courseware developed as a part of this effort will continue to be freely available to all, for personal or commercial use.

Patrick McGarry, founder of DataPractices, said: “DataPractices.org was started to act as a community-led resource to help accelerate the adoption of data literacy efforts. No one knows how to bridge commercial resources and community engagement like The Linux Foundation, so it’s incredibly exciting to be a part of their ongoing commitment to the data ecosystem.”

LF AI & Data supports projects via a wide range of services, and the first step is joining as an Incubation Project.  LF AI & Data will support the neutral open governance for DataPractices to help foster the growth of the project. Learn more about DataPractices on their GitHub and be sure to join the DataPractices-Announce and DataPractices-Technical-Discuss mail lists to join the community and stay connected on the latest updates. 

A warm welcome to DataPractices! We look forward to the project’s continued growth and success as part of the LF AI & Data Foundation. To learn about how to host an open source project with us, visit the LF AI & Data website.

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