Save the Date: Australasia Community Call, Thursday, May 28

We’re very excited to announce our first Australasia Community Call is coming up on Thursday, May 28 at 10 AM AEST; the call is open to the public, and call in details can be found on the call etherpad, where you can also find notes and the agenda.

Science Lab Community Calls, taking place each month, highlight 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.

For our first regional call, we’re going to be hearing from some of the people based in Australia & New Zealand who are leading projects for the fast-approaching Mozilla Science Global Sprint, coming up this June 4 & 5.

First on the call, we’ll be joined by Bruno Kinoshita, lead on the BioUno project, a platform to scaffold and streamline software best practices in bioinformatics. BioUno is looking for feedback from the research community to help make it as usable & relevant as possible; read more about the project in Bruno’s recent blog post on the project for the Science Lab.

Following this, we’ll be joined by two members of the Research Bazaar team from Melbourne; Isabell Kiko will be discussing the work she’s leading to develop lessons around data visualization with D3, the popular JavaScript visualization library, and Damien Irving will be discussing plans for the ResBaz Cookbook, the forthcoming how-to guide for throwing your own ResBaz for the global event coming February 2016.

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’ and ‘Upcoming Events’). It’s a great way to share what you’re working on and/or interested in with the community. Also, if you’re involved with a local meetup group that’s welcoming new participants, add the contact information to the etherpad under ‘Meetup Groups’.

Mark your calendars, tune in and help us spread the word – everyone is welcome. For call-in details and links, check out the etherpad. We hope you’ll join us.