# A recap from our January community call
On January 28th we had our first Frictionless Data Community Call for 2021. It was great to see it was so well attended!
We heard a presentation by Carles Pina i Estany on schema-collaboration, a system that uses Data Package Creator to enable data managers and researchers to create and share dataset schemas, edit them, post messages and export the schemas in different formats (text, Markdown, PDF). Before this tool was developed, researchers communicated with a data manager via email for each datapackage they were publishing, which slowed down considerably the whole process, besides making it more difficult.
To discover more about schema-collaboration, have a look at it on GitHub (opens new window) or read the blog (opens new window) Carles wrote about the project. If you would like to dive deeper and watch Carles’ presentation, you can find it here:
# Other agenda items from our hangout
Open Data Day (opens new window) is fast approaching! If you are organising something to celebrate open data on March 6th, let us know! You still have a few days to apply for mini-grants for your community events.
# News from the community
Giuseppe Peronato and cividi (opens new window) started using Frictionless Data for data pipelines using (Geo-)Spatial datasets, e.g. raster data and GeoJSONs. You can have a look here (opens new window). They have also been looking more closely at the Creator’s UI library in a prototype (opens new window) with researchers, and releasing a QGIS plugin (opens new window) for Frictionless Data.
Thorben started working on the official vaccination publication by the German Federal Health Authority, which was replaced daily with a Data Package Pipeline saved as a Data Package by a GitHub Action. If you are interested, have a look here (opens new window).
# Join us next month!
Our next meeting will be on 25th February. Don’t miss the opportunity to get a code demonstration on frictionless.py (opens new window) by our very own Evgeny Karev (@roll). You can sign up here (opens new window).
Do you want to share something with the community? Let us know when you sign up!
# Call recording:
On a final note, here is the recording of the full call: