Data Carpentry, online contribution and engagement – June 12, 11ET

Our next community call will take place next Thursday, June 12. The call is open to the public and will start at 11 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.)

The Science Lab meeting is our community call, taking place each 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 hear from others about their work in and around open research.

This month is all about engagement as we continue to explore ways of driving participation and contributorship in open research. We’re delighted to have joining us a diverse series of speakers working on new curriculum for data training, those studying online collaboration, and others working on means of bringing the scientific and technical communities together to hack and learn.

This call we’ll hear from Karen Cranston, an evolutionary biologist (and a Software Carpentry instructor) on the recent “Data Carpentry” workshop held at the┬áNational Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). Interested in data and the web? Check out this background post and add your thoughts and questions to the etherpad.

We’ll also be joined by Bill Mills, a postdoc at TRIUMF in Vancouver and Angelina Fabbro of Mozilla who’ll be telling us more about their work on “Interdisciplinary Programming” – a new project we’ll be piloting with them to bring scientists and technologists together to work on some of research’s biggest challenges. More to come on that soon.

And lastly, we’ll hear from Wikimedia‘s Dario Taraborelli on online collaboration and contributorship. Dario heads the Research and Data team at Wikimedia, and was also closely involved in the creation of the “Altmetrics Manifesto“. Do tune in.

Have a project, blog post or event you’d like to share relevant to open science? Add it to the etherpad (see line 102). 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.

Mark your calendars, tune in and help us spread the word. All are welcome, and be sure to join us a few minutes before 11 ET to secure a spot on the line. For call-in details and links to the etherpad, visit our wiki page. We hope you’ll join us.

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