The Government wants you to Get started and and break things – Interesting news via the US open Data blog… “After a long year of alpha testing, which started on August 19th, we are excited to announce our launch of a new, even-more-stable phase of dat. Beta starts now.”
From the Dat Blog…
Dat is a data collaboration tool. We think most people will use it to simplify the process of downloading and updating datasets, but we are also very excited about how people will use it to fork, collaborate on, and publish new datasets for others to consume.
We’ve been testing dat with the generous help of physicists, data hackers, machine learning experts, biostatisticians, government developers, sociologists, and informaticians. We brought our work to Mozilla Science Lab to integrate with Federated Wiki, the Sanger Institute to show off dat and Bionode, Berkeley Institute for Data Science where one of us co-works, ROpenSci to talk about visual diffing, JSConf to get our nerd on, and to SRCCON to demo with Flatsheet, just to name a few.
Finally, we’ve landed on an internal and external design that we believe covers the key use cases in the collaboration of data science and open data.
Thanks to @cageyjames for the tip off about this!