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June 5, 2017: The 9 Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Data (and How to Deal with Them)

If you’re reading this, you have some interest in data. Welcome to my world! Though long seen as a geeky subject, data is becoming more embedded in all our worlds, and facility with it is a skill more and more people are expected to have. Whether you personally provide data to others or consume it or both, please read on; I hope you pick up a useful tidbit or two.

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May 12, 2017: To Open Source or Not to Open Source: that is the question.

The decision of whether or not to integrate open source components into your application, or indeed to offer your application as an open source product itself must, at the end of the day, transcend the realm of rhetoric and philosophy.  It must be based on the requirements of the product, the cost of the development and (listen carefully, managers) the sanity and satisfaction of the developers on the front lines. 

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Mar 24, 2017: Effective Water Data: The First Step in Proactive Management

Without recordkeeping, comprehensive resource management is impossible, making fact-based decision-making equally impossible. California faces a critical impasse where water use regulation is in danger of deadlock from a crippling lack of reliable and accessible information.

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Mar 3, 2017: Public Data: A Data Collection Specialist's Perspective

Jamie Stone, one of Water Sage's Software Developers and resident data collection guru, talks about wrangling data, in particular public data and what he's learned while building Water Sage.

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Feb 17, 2017: The Process of Minimal Process

Mike Gates, Director of IT for Water Sage, discusses his software development methodology preferences - and why it works so well when developing stellar products.

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Feb 10, 2017: Data science and the creek

Samantha Fox, Water Sage's Database Developer, discusses her rambling course to becoming a water data expert and how Water Sage is forging new paths to helping understand water and water rights.

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Jan 20, 2017: Marketing a Change in Flow

Rebecca Callahan, Marketing Director, shares what it's like to transition into a marketing role in the water rights community.

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Jan 13, 2017: The Life of a Water Sage Software Developer

Parker Burgess, Software Developer, discusses what it's like working for Ponderosa Advisors, developing code for Water Sage and building a platform that is transformative to the water rights community.

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Jan 6, 2017: A GIS Analyst's Take on Water Sage

Ponderosa Advisor's in house GIS Analyst, Andrew, discusses how Water Sage has increased his productivity and changed his workflow so that he can provide more value to his internal and external stakeholders.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Rebecca will be at Colorado Foundation for Water Education's Water Fluency course in Palisades, CO on June 29th.
  • Jim will be at the Montana Governors Drought and Water Supply Advisory Committee Update in Helena, MT on July 18th.
  • Spencer and Kelly will be at the Summer Colorado Water Congress Conference in Vail, CO on August 23-25.
  • Jim will be at the Montana Association of Counties Annual Conference in Bozeman, MT on September 17-21.
  • Jim will be at the Montana League of Cities & Towns Annual Conference in Great Falls, MT on Septrember 27-29.
  • Jim will be at the Montana American Water Resources Association in Helena, MT on October 19-20.
  • Jim will be at the Montana Association of Conservation Districts Annual Conference in Bozeman, MT on November 12-14.

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