Jon Weers

Data Science and Technology Lead

NREL

Jon Weers is a data scientist, public speaker, and open data savvy web applications engineer in the Data Science and Innovation group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Jon has a diverse history in connecting disparate data systems together and increasing interoperability through open data solutions to unique and technical problems.  In his 9 years at NREL he has designed and developed numerous high-profile data management solutions including the DOE Geothermal Data Repository, which seamlessly connects its data catalog to dozens of data applications and external sites, including Data.gov, OpenEI.org, the DOE Data Explorer, and the National Geothermal Data System.  Prior to working at NREL he successfully integrated the Chicago Public Library system with Amazon and the Federal Management and Procurement System to automate the purchase and allocation of highly-requested media for the vast Chicago Public Library network.  He has designed and built data systems for DOE, the WhiteHouse, the Red Cross, the United Nations, and has been a strategic advisor in the development of data management systems in several other countries.  Jon is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on data management best practices, data provenance, and the proliferation of open data.

Jon Weers

Data Science and Technology Lead

NREL

Jon Weers is a data scientist, public speaker, and open data savvy web applications engineer in the Data Science and Innovation group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Jon has a diverse history in connecting disparate data systems together and increasing interoperability through open data solutions to unique and technical problems.  In his 9 years at NREL he has designed and developed numerous high-profile data management solutions including the DOE Geothermal Data Repository, which seamlessly connects its data catalog to dozens of data applications and external sites, including Data.gov, OpenEI.org, the DOE Data Explorer, and the National Geothermal Data System.  Prior to working at NREL he successfully integrated the Chicago Public Library system with Amazon and the Federal Management and Procurement System to automate the purchase and allocation of highly-requested media for the vast Chicago Public Library network.  He has designed and built data systems for DOE, the WhiteHouse, the Red Cross, the United Nations, and has been a strategic advisor in the development of data management systems in several other countries.  Jon is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on data management best practices, data provenance, and the proliferation of open data.