Getting Familiar with OpenRefine

I wrote a blog post on getting familiar with OpenRefine as a new user or contributor and shared everything I’ve learned in one week on how to use it to clean up messy data and as well as my experience as an Outreachy contributor.

You can read all about it here;

@Lydiaofficial great job. That is a great write up! Weldone :clap:

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Thank you so much, @Ebere :blush:

Hey Lydia, hope your night was great.
Please have you started doing your final application for the projects you registered for?

If yes, what are steps taken

Hi Ebere, no I am yet to do that.

Ok. On the part where the question of Timeline of the project was asked. What do you think the timeline should be?

This is a Google doc template of mine from last year that will help.

You’re too kind. God bless you for this.Thank you

Oh don’t mention at all. Pleasure is mine.:pray:

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That was a resourceful read. I am trying to enter this community as a developer and all your write-ups on the tools being implemented by the site is quite enriching.
As a beginner to open-source, I feel overwhelmed at how to even introduce this project in my proposal. Would it be possible for you to share your application that helped you land the Outreachy project this year.

Hello @fatima_this , I did feel overwhemled in my first few weeks and it's totally okay as it's a new environment and a totally different product from what newbies like us are used to. That being said, I do not mind at all and would love to help.

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Thank you for the support.

@fatima_this thank you for your interest in contributing to OpenRefine.

We published two guides for first-time contributors. You can find them here

Feel free to open new topics on this forum if you have questions. We are looking forward to your contributions.

I have been going through the necessary texts and they have been a great help. If it's not too much trouble, could I inquire whether OpenRefine will be reapplying for the Winter 2023 Outreachy Program?

It's unclear yet: we generally decide whether we participate shortly before applications for organizations are due (end of August for this round). The limiting factor is whether we find motivated mentors.