👋 Introductions thread!

Hi there, happy to be here! I’m Thomas, currently working as independent library tech and open data consultant. I’m based in Québec City (hello @jfaurel!) but work with libraries, publishers and other cultural actors in multiple countries, which I love!
I’m using OpenRefine quite regularly in my work, and I also sometimes teach introduction classes on it, either with Library Carpentry or in other contexts.
I mostly use OpenRefine on bibliographic data and use a variety of approaches to clean it up: extracting patterns via regular expressions, facets, clustering, less often using reconciliation or retrieving external data via APIs. I often use it in combination with custom Python or bash scripts to help my clients on data migration projects. It’s one of the most powerful tools on my belt, and I’m hugely grateful to the nice community of developers and users that made OpenRefine so awesome. Thank you!

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Welcome both @Monalika9 and @timtom - great to have you here!

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:wave: Martin Magdinier here, I am based in Montreal, Quebec, a moderator on this forum, and a member of the advisory committee.

I have been a community member since 2010 when the project was still under Google’s leadership. As OpenRefine transitioned to a volunteer-run project, I have been exploring how to make OpenRefine sustainable. After trying (and failing) different models, including a commercial offering, I am glad OpenRefine found a home with Code for Science and Society (CS&S ) and received recurring revenue from our funders.

In the last couple of years, I worked mostly on the financing and governance side. I also gave training and helped organizations automate OpenRefine-based workflows.

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Hi, I am Solihat Salahudeen , I am a new outreachy applicants and also a UI/UX designer. Looking forward to making a positive contribution to openrefine with my skills

Hi, I am Ebere Adekogbe, i am an outreachy applicant and also a UI/UX designer. I am looking forward to making a positive impact with my contributions to openrefine using my skills. I am also looking forward to networking with everyone here. Thank you.

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Hello Everyone!
I am Atif Moin.

I am a front-end web developer and an Outreachy applicant from Lucknow, India.
I am an Open Source enthusiast and have participated in events like CodePeak’22, KWoC’22, KSoC’22.
I recently secured the first position in GAoC’22.

I am looking forward to contributing to this project, interacting with amazing people and taking my skills to the next level.

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Hi everyone.
I am Kritika. I am a UI/UX designer. I am looking forward to contributing to OpenRefine as an Outreachy applicant.
Cheers✌️

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Hey everyone! My name is Lata. I am glad to be here. Looking forward to connect and contribute.

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Hi.
I’m Lydia Amadi Chinyere, a UI/UX designer, who’s also learning frontend development.
I am on OpenRefine as an Outreachy applicant to contribute to the design project.

I look forward to having a beautiful experience working with my mentors and collaborating with other contributors.

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Hi, i am Motunrayo Agoro
I am from Nigeria
I am a UIUX designer
I am here as an open source intern for through outreachy
I am happy to work with you all

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Hi,
i am Olanrewaju Lawal, A UI/UX designer from Nigeria. I am here to contribute to the OpenRefine design Project as an Outreachly contributor. i look forward to making meaningful contributions to the project and also collaborating with mentors and co-collaborators.

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Hi, I’m Belema George a UI/UX designer from Nigeria. I am an outreachy contributor and would love to contribute to the OpenRefine design Project.
I’m looking forward to learning from the community as well as mentors, and to make meaningful contributions to the project.

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Hello everyone!
I’m Rhoda Michael, a UI/UX Designer from Nigeria.
I look forward to making contributions to the OpenRefine design project and gaining experience from working on this project.

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Hello everyone! My name is Khushi Tayal. I am a 3rd year undergraduate student at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. I am an open source enthusiast and excited to contribute to OpenRefine projects.

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Hi Everyone.
I’m Omotayo, a UX/UI Designer based in Nigeria.
I look forward to contributing to the OpenRefine project as an Outreachy applicant and learning from the community.

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Hi, I’m Adetayo Oluwatunmise, a UI/UX Designer from Nigeria. I am an outreachy contributor and would love to contribute to the Open Refine Project.
I’m so excited and I’m looking forward to learning new and insightful things from the community and the mentors and also to making meaningful contributions to the project.

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Hello, I’m Ololade, a UI/UX Designer and Outreachy contributor. I’m excited and looking forward to making meaningful contributions to the User Experience of Open Refine Interface and also gain experience in open source projects.

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Hey everyone! I’m Tanishka, an Outreachy applicant. I’m interested in contributing to the “Improve design workflows and communications” project of OpenRefine. How can I get started?

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Welcome to the project! Please see the specific instructions for Outreachy design applicants here:

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Welcome Tanishka :hugs:
The best way to get started is by going through the thread the mentor just shared and getting acquainted and familiar with OpenRefine .