Welcome to August! We’d like to remind everyone in the community that next week we’ll be hosting an AWESOME community call on maps and mapped data, and we want you there! For background, the Science Lab community call takes place every other month, highlighting recent developments and work of the community relevant to science and the web. Join us to hear more about current projects, find out how you can get involved, and listen to others (or yourself!) discuss work in and around open research.
After a two-month-break, we’re back for our next community call which will take place this coming Thursday, August 11th. The call is open to the public and will start at 11:00 am ET. Call in details can be found on the call etherpad (where you can also find notes and the agenda) and on the wiki. (If you have trouble with the toll-free number, try one of the numbers at the bottom of this post.)
This month, we’ll be talking about the geospatial sciences, featuring people who build open source web maps and mapping tools with scientific and spatial information. We’ll hear from developers at Open Knowledge Maps, contributors to Open Street Map (OSM) and UNICEF Innovation, map scientists at Carto, science toolkit designers at Esri, as well as the developer behind gamefied projects like Uncharted Atlas, Minecraft Antarctica, and Emoji Atlas. We’ll also hear our closing updates from our 2015 Mozilla Fellows for Science, talk about the their recent workweek and talk series at iHub’s Data Jam in East Africa, discuss developments on the Science Floor at this year’s Mozfest, and provide updates on our 2nd Fellowship Call for Applications! Should be a great call!
Have an update, blog post or event you’d like to share relevant to open science? Add it to the etherpad (see ‘Non Verbal Updates’). It’s a great way to share what you’re working on and/or interested in with the community. Don’t be shy. Have a look at last month’s notes for an idea of what others contributed to the conversation.
Note: Having trouble dialing in? Try one of these numbers. (Note that they are toll calls and you’ll be charged by your telephone company if the number is long-distance.)
After you enter the extension, you’ll be asked for the conference ID, which is 7677.
- US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, extension 92
- US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, extension 92
- US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, extension 92
- CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, extension 92
- CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, extension 92
- UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, extension 92
- FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, extension 92
- DE/Berlin: +49 30 983 333 000, extension 92
- NZ/Auckland: +64 9 555 1100, extension 92