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  Data Communities At The Water Boards

There are many online communities or forums anyone can follow or join to connect with other individuals around the world with the same data or computer language interests (e.g. Stack OverflowSlack Communitiesblogs and websites). However, sometimes it is helpful to build community with folks you can meet with face to face. Please see below for opportunities to connect with other data groups at the Water Boards!

Please note that joining the communities and accessing the links below is limited to Water Boards employees at this time. If and when this changes, we will notify everyone on the CoWI email list.

  • Water Board’s Data Community
    • Join the Water Board’s Data Community to:
      • Stay up to date on data events
      • Share cool data tricks with peers
      • Bounce ideas and ask data-related questions
      • Learn new data-related skills
    • Join the Water Board’s Data Community in Microsoft Teams!
      • Log in to Microsoft Teams
      • Click on the Teams icon on the left side of the page
      • Click “Join or create a team” at the bottom left side of the page
      • In the “Join a team with a code” box, enter: 9sdwoj5
  • GIS/Data Science Roundtable
  • Modeling Internal Technical Working Group
    • Note: you may need to request access to view the SharePoint page.

  Other Data Communities

  • CalData
    • CalData is a professional network for data curious government individuals and partners where they can share best practices and information about: open data, data sharing, data engagement, training and development, data-driven performance improvement.
  • California Data Collaborative
    • The California Data Collaborative (CaDC) is a network of water professionals collaborating to create tools and applied research supporting planning and analysis.
  • California Water Data Challenge
    • The California Water Data Challenge is designed to explore data’s potential to help us better understand community access to safe drinking water, anticipate vulnerabilities, and identify and deploy solutions.
  • California Water Data Consortium
    • The California Water Data Consortium is an independent, nonprofit organization that supports data-informed water management decisions in California in the face of climate change and other pressures on water resources. We amplify efforts to improve water data infrastructure by creating a neutral organizational space to build trust and facilitate collaboration across sectors.
  • Code for America Brigades
    • The Brigade Network is a national alliance of community organizers, developers, and designers that are putting technology to work in service of our local communities. We believe that government can work, for the people, by the people, in the digital age, if we all help.
  • Interagency Ecological ProgramData Science Project Work Team
    • The Data Science PWT meets quarterly and is open to anyone interested in data science, statistics, programing, and Bay-Delta Ecology, or water quality. Presentations cover a variety of topics and are geared for a variety of skill levels.
  • Internet of Water Peer-to-Peer Network
    • The Internet of Water’s Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network is a community of practice designed to connect members from across the nation who are passionate about water data.
  • Women in Data Science
    • The Women in Data Science (WiDS) initiative aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and to support women in the field.

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