Each month we introduce a new theme to The Data Lab Community. This is a way for us to anchor discussions, content and events each month, and also allows us to take our community members on a journey of growth and development in the longer term. 

This month we will be focussing on 'Our People' - as we shine a light on organisations and people using data to benefit society, and invite you to share your experiences with us! We'll be touching on the societal impact of data; data for good; the importance of community, and lots more in between.

As well as shaping our own content, forum questions and events around the theme, we've enlisted some of our amazing members to contribute too, so across the month we'll be hearing from: 

  • Derya Sever,  Médecins Sans Frontières

  • Michael Butler United Nation Association Scotland

  • Rowan Morris, Young Scot

  • Jack Lord, Open Data Services

  • Nicci Potts, sportscotland

Want to get involved?

We’d love to hear the perspectives of as many of our member’s as possilbe here, so please drop us a message if you have experience or insight in any of these areas that you'd like to share (for example through case studies / blogs / interviews / workshops / anything else you think would bring value to our members!)

Where will I find the discussions?

We'll be posting questions and starting discussions in both the main Community Forum and our vairous Group Forums. Make sure to join the groups that are relevant to you so you don't miss out! 

Community Forum: Whether you are thinking about moving into data, a seasoned pro, or anywhere in between, share your thoughts with the whole community.

Group forums: We will post seed questions specific to groups enabling members to go deeper into a subject area.

We'll also be posting interesting articles, blogs and more in the Live Feed, and our monthly event will be focussed around the theme too. 

What if I have a question about something else?

Don't worry, we still encourage you to start and join conversations about any other topic you want! The monthly themes are just a framework, and there will be countless other conversations going on each month. 

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, just drop us an email at community@thedatalab.com or drop our community manager Paul McMillan a DM.

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