OpenSNP, software discovery and MozFest – Oct. 8, 11 ET

Our next community call will take place this Thursday, October 8. 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.

The Mozilla Festival, our annual celebration of innovation and the web, is just over a month away. We’re back in London this year from November 6-8, and will be leading a science track chock full of interesting projects to get involved with, trainings and a project accelerator. (Tickets still available here.)

On this month’s call, we’ll hear from some of this year’s session leads and mentors, including Bastian Greshake from OpenSNP, a platform to share your genetic information, as well as Matt Mokary and Stefan Neamtu from the Rochester Institute of Technology, who are working on an open source web dashboard capable of searching multiple code hosting services, such as Zenodo, figshare, and GitHub, for the benefit of the research community. The goal of this dashboard is to demonstrate the usefulness of a new metadata standard by utilizing it for easy and effective software discovery and analysis. (And it’s their senior project!)

Lastly, we’ll meet our 2015 Mozilla Fellows, just announced this week. Come learn more about Joey, Christie, Jason and Richard, who’ll also be at this year’s Festival.

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 ~110). 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, extenstion 92