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Re: Welcome & introductions

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:04:09 +0000
To: public-talent-signal@w3.org
Message-ID: <e35bb872-538d-b5b6-985a-cbcd9a7ec967@pjjk.co.uk>
Hello again. Thank you to those who have replied to this with an 
introduction. This is just a gentle reminder for those who maybe meant 
to get round to it later...

On 01/03/2019 12:31, Phil Barker wrote:
>
> Hello everybody and welcome to the Talent Marketplace Signaling W3C 
> Community Group <https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/> (let's 
> call it TalentSignal for short). This is the public mailing list of 
> the group. Messages here are visible to anyone whether or not they are 
> a member of the group, so this is the best place for us to do our work 
> in the open.
>
> I am Phil Barker, and with backing from colleagues from the Job Data 
> Exchange project (JDX 
> <https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/workforce-development/JDX>) I 
> proposed this community group. As this is a new group, I think that we 
> should wait a short while longer before we start work in earnest so 
> that more people can join the group. But there are a couple of things 
> that I think might be useful to do while we are waiting.
>
> I am going to assume that you have read the official description of 
> the group and know roughly what you have joined up for, but let's get 
> any queries about that sorted out before we start the work. If you 
> have any questions about the purpose of this group please ask them here.
>
> Also, it would be really useful to get some idea about who is in the 
> group. The basic information of name and affiliation is recorded when 
> you join, but I would be interested in a little more about what you 
> hope this group will achieve for you.
>
> I'll start.
>
> *Introduction.**
> *
>
> I am an independent consultant in the area of technology enhanced 
> learning and information systems for education. I am based in 
> Scotland. I have worked on structured data to describe educational 
> resources and outcomes for some years now, most lately the Learning 
> Resource Metadata Initiative DCMI task group [LRMI 
> <http://lrmi.dublincore.org/>], the Schema Course Extension community 
> group [Course <https://www.w3.org/community/schema-course-extend/>], 
> and the Educational and Occupational Credentials community group 
> [EOCred <https://www.w3.org/community/eocred-schema/>].
>
> I am being paid by the US Chambers of Commerce Foundation to work on 
> TalentSignal in order to widen the scope of what has been achieved 
> through the JDX project. My big-picture hope for all the work in this 
> area is that better expression of job requirements in the same 
> framework as can be used to describe qualifications and educational 
> courses will lead to better articulation of what is required and what 
> is being provided, and to improvements in educational and occupational 
> prospects for individuals.
>
> I hope that this group will be able to further this work by providing 
> guidance on how to use existing schema.org terms to describe 
> JobPostings and by proposing small refinements (e.g. improved 
> definitions) to existing relevant schema.org types where we identify 
> that they are needed. Where improved signaling cannot otherwise be 
> achieved we can suggest new properties for schema.org. Of course the 
> final decision on whether anything we do is adopted by schema.org 
> rests with the schema.org steering group.
>
> Best regards, Phil Barker. <http://people.pjjk.net/phil>
>
>
> [TalentSignal] <https://www.w3.org/community/talent-signal/>
> [JDX] <https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/workforce-development/JDX>
> [LRMI] <http://lrmi.dublincore.org/>
> [Course] <https://www.w3.org/community/schema-course-extend/>
> [EOCred] <https://www.w3.org/community/eocred-schema/>
>
> -- 
>
> Phil Barker <http://people.pjjk.net/phil>. http://people.pjjk.net/phil
> CETIS LLP <https://www.cetis.org.uk>: a cooperative consultancy for 
> innovation in education technology.
> PJJK Limited <https://www.pjjk.co.uk>: technology to enhance learning; 
> information systems for education.
>
> CETIS is a co-operative limited liability partnership, registered in 
> England number OC399090
> PJJK Limited is registered in Scotland as a private limited company, 
> number SC569282.
>
-- 

Phil Barker <http://people.pjjk.net/phil>. http://people.pjjk.net/phil
CETIS LLP <https://www.cetis.org.uk>: a cooperative consultancy for 
innovation in education technology.
PJJK Limited <https://www.pjjk.co.uk>: technology to enhance learning; 
information systems for education.

CETIS is a co-operative limited liability partnership, registered in 
England number OC399090
PJJK Limited is registered in Scotland as a private limited company, 
number SC569282.
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