Sharing is Caring: Data Sharing for Scientists and Citizens
From civic apps to COVID treatments, a new paradigm of data sharing affects all of us in significant ways. In this talk, Andrew will discuss how new technologies, policies, and practices encourage free access to data and are together changing how scientists and governments work. He will share how his formative experience working at the MMA led to a new career in the data sharing world.
Bio: Former MMA Director of Natural Science Andrew Mckenna-Foster started at the MMA as a Museum intern in 2004. Probably best known as the "spider guy" on Nantucket, he spent the next 12 years working closely with MMA interns, researchers, and volunteers on a wide range of research and education programs. During that time he received a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, sat on the boards for the Nantucket Shellfish Association and NCTV18, and held several committee positions with Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative. In 2016, Andrew left the MMA to return to school and in 2020 he graduated from the University of Washington with a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. He is now a Product Specialist at the data repository company Figshare and continues to help with data related work on Nantucket.