2023 California Water Boards Openscapes Champions Cohort

Welcome to the 2023 California Water Boards Openscapes Champions Cohort! This is a Cohort for the California State and Regional Water Boards (SWRCB, “Water Boards”), with the Instruction Team led by staff from the Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) and the Division of Water Quality (DWQ). Learn more about Openscapes at the Water Boards: https://cawaterboarddatacenter.github.io/swrcb-openscapes/.

Cohort Agendas

We will meet as a Cohort via Microsoft Teams five times over two months for 2 hours, on alternating Wednesdays in August, September, and October 2023.

Agenda links below are only accessible to Cohort participants, as they are also an archive of our of our shared notes. Please see https://openscapes.org/series for more detail and to view blank versions of the agendas.

Date Cohort Call Agendas Presentation Slides Openscapes Lessons Between Cohort Calls
08/16 1. Openscapes mindset mindset, better science for future us mindset, better science in less time Seaside Chat (reflection, orient to the Pathway)
08/30 2. Culture & safety and Intro to the Pathway & Seaside Chats prep culture & safety, Pathway & seaside chats team culture, Pathways Seaside Chat (Pathway trailhead); Co-working
09/13 3. GitHub for publishing and Documentation GitHub for publishing, documentation GitHub for publishing, documentation Seaside Chat (organizing with GitHub; documentation needs); Co-working
09/27 4. GitHub for project management and Data strategies for future us GitHub for project management, data strategies GitHub for project management,data strategies Seaside Chat (pathways); Co-working X 2
10/11 5. Pathways share   Open communities  

The Water Boards has a GitHub organization which is currently creating its guidance for contributions. Tip: You can listen instead of read material online via talkify.

Participating teams

These are the teams participating: please edit this repo to add your name next to your team!

Openscapes Instruction Team

Guest Teachers

More Background on Openscapes and the Champions program: