MozFest: recap edition – Nov 19, 11 ET

Our next community call will take place this Thursday, November 19. 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.)

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, we’ll be sharing out some of the highlights from this month’s Mozilla Festival, our annual event celebrating the open web (and of course, open science). This year, we saw close to 2,000 participants over the course of the weekend, spread across tracks focusing on participatory learning, data, research, and collaboration. We’ll also be hearing about a new $1million (USD) award to support open source (and how you can get apply).

On this month’s call, we’ll hear from a number of community members who helped run sessions and spaces at the Festival. We’ll start with Alissa Nedossekina from HUBZero at Purdue University, who ran a standing-room-only sprint session on UX, design and scientific software. We’ll also hear from Rob Davey from The Genome Analysis Centre, who, along with Billy Meinke from the University of Hawaii and our own Abby Cabunoc Mayes, ran our first Open Research Accelerator, where they gave hands-on help on how to run an open source science project. And lastly, we’ll hear from two of our Mozilla fellows, Joey Lee and Richard Smith-Unna, on their experiences at the festival and their most recent project to visualize participants’ journeys over the weekend.

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’, line ~112). 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 – everyone is welcome. 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
  • DE/Berlin: +49 30 983 333 000, extension 92
  • NZ/Auckland: +64 9 555 1100, extension 92