Andy Dyckis creating Northern Lights Data Lab
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Show your support of my work on Open Data Saskatchewan. Contributions go towards paying for infrastructure required to host the Open Data Saskatchewan website.
Patrons at this level can be confident that they are part of positive change in Canada and increasing transparency for Canada's most right-angled province. Currently, Saskatchewan is one of the last provinces in Canada to be without an official open data initiative. Your patronage here is a small step in providing me the support to put the wheels in motion.
Tinkering with data science algorithms and approaches for more than a decade, I stepped up my game in 2012 when both open fisheries and open data Saskatchewan were born. Chances are, one of these projects brought you here today. Supporting my work under Northern Lights Data will do two things:
1. Help keep the lights on for two projects, OpenDataSK and OpenFisheries.org, that are already delivering value for users. This involves supporting domain registrations, web hosting, and other costs associated with running the project services.
2. Support new development and funding to grow these projects, and much more. Here’s what I have planned:
- More data sources including fisheries economics data, and inland fisheries!
- openfisheries R package with global stock dynamics functions. Stock status (ie. Developing, Fully-Exploited, Collapsed, etc.) at your fingertips.
- Data access layer for R and Python - What use is open data if it's not easy to use?
- Saskatchewan elections toolkit - a web service for viewing information about candidates and incumbants in your riding.
Breaking new ground
- SQL news service - A quarterly newsletter for statistics about Saskatchewan and Western Canada.