[open-science] "HackYourPhD aux States" : a web documentary about OpenScience

Brian Glanz brian.glanz at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 13:14:27 UTC 2013

Hello Célya, I am also copying the OKFN-US list, and I encourage people to
reply with suggestions. Everyone, please see Célya's schedule of cities she
will visit this Summer in her message below, for a documentary on Open
Knowledge and Open Science.

It is a great idea to have a public event in each city you visit, and to
combine Open Science events with broader OKF meetup groups.

I know all of those cities have regular tweetups, hackdays, and panel
events that intersect with Open Science, except Charlottesville. They are a
college town, where all the Open Science activity I know of is associated
with the University of Virginia, including the new Center for Open Science.

In the cities, many Open Science related events are organized by
ScienceOnline <http://scienceonline.com/near-you/>, in New York that plus
SpotOn <http://www.nature.com/spoton/in/new-york/>, or  by nonprofits, or
each city also has more than one university. There are fewer Summer events
in general, but by combining groups who do not normally organize together,
such as ScienceOnline, a university, and a local biohackerspace, there will
be enough people and a good mix of Open Science.

In addition to San Diego's, there are community wet labs in New York,
Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle, and all of those cities have more than
a few general hackerspaces that do some science. I'll talk to you soon with
more specifics, let's see what anyone else adds. BG

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Célya Gruson-Daniel <celyagd at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am the co founder of the HackYourPHD <http://hackyourphd.org>community. I contact you to present this project but also ask some help for
> a web documentary about Open Science that I will conduce across the US this
> summer.
> *What is HackYourPhD ?
> *"Hack your Phd" launched in December 2012 in France, brings together a
> diverse community around the issues of Open Science and Open Knowledge. It
> gathers mostly *young scientists* (PhD students; post-docs; researchers)
> but also *other profiles* like designers and social entrepreneurs.
> For 6 months, we have constituted a *daily collaborative curation* about
> Open Science with a Facebook group<https://www.facebook.com/groups/499463776745202/>of more than 400 members (in French and English). We also organize
> workshops about the new practices in research. The central idea is to use
> the collective intelligence emerging from the different horizons
> represented in our community through the new tools from science and open
> education. HackYourPhd wants to show that new ways of doing research exist,
> and can both benefit research itself but the relationship between science
> and society as well.
> We already have organized *6 events in Paris* about specific topics (e.g
> peer-review & scientific evaluation, new data representation with
> mindmaping, etc.), and are planning to organize other workshops soon about intellectual
> property & license in research, and how to write collaboratively a
> thesis. Each time, a young researcher (PhD student or post-doc) proposes a
> topic. HackYourPhD helps him to organize the event, connect people with
> diverse profile and write a post in our website after. Most of the article
> are in French right now but we will translate it in English soon.
> *Project of web documentary about Open Knowledge and Science:
> “HackYourPhD aux States”: *
> Open Science starts to have more visibility in France, most notably with
> the work of OKFN France. But it stays something totally new for a lot of
> researchers, media etc. It is important for *HackYourPhD to meet existing
> Open Knowledge and Open Science* actors to bring all these good
> inspirations in the French community.
> We thus launched a crowd-funding campaign that is still running. It's
> about funding a trip to meet as many as possible actors of the* Open
> Knowledge and Science field to show the diversity of initiatives and point
> of views about those new practices.* My wish is to inspire and impact our
> communities in France.
> You can find there the detail of the trip and the purpose of this project:
> *HackYourPhD.org/USA*
> *I contacted you to help me organizing this travel.* I would like* to do
> several interviews of open science advocator from academic research,
> startups etc.* I would like also to visit some innovative space as
> bio-hackerspace, design school, Fablab, etc.
> Then I would like to organize one local events in each city to meet you
> around a drink. I know that OKFN is organizing a lot of meet up and *I am
> keen of to be part of it or even organize one.* I have already subscribed
> to the OKFN Boston and San Francisco meet up.
> Here is the global schedule with all the cities I will visit:
> *July 12th:* San Diego (a biohackerspace is opening soon, Joseph Jackson
> contact)
> *July 16th:* Los Angeles (We already have a meet up with a HackYourPhD
> connector let me know if you live there or if you have some contact)
> *July 19th to 26th:* San Francisco bay area (I am sure you have a lot of
> contact there)
> *July 28th to August 2nd:* transit to Seattle
> *August 2nd to 8th:* Seattle (I am in contact with the Open Science
> Federation)
> *August 9th to 13th:* Montreal (I will organize a workshop about a
> crowdfuning project with some friends there)
> *August 14th to 20th:* Boston (I have some contacts there but I am sure
> you can help me)
> *August 21th to 26th:* NYC
> *August 27th to early September:* Charlotesville (Open Science center)
>  Don't hesitate to contact me to share contacts of open knowledge/science
> actors or even couchsurfers’.
> We would of course greatly appreciate if you can spread the link of our
> crowdfunding campaign in your social networks: HackYourPhD.org/USA
> Cheers!
> Célya Gruson-Daniel
> HackYourPhD co-founder
> #OpenScience community "Lets invent a research more open and transparent!"
> Site: HackYourPhD.org <http://hackyourphd.org> | *Facebook*<https://www.facebook.com/groups/499463776745202/>|
> *G+ <hackyourphd at googlegroups.com>
> *Twitter : @celyagd <http://www.twitter.com/celyagd> / @hackyourphd<http://www.twitter.com/hackyourphd>
> **
> Célya Gruson-Daniel
> HackYourPhD co-founder
> #OpenScience community "Lets invent a research more open and transparent!"
> Site : hackyourphd.org
> Facebook Groupe <https://www.facebook.com/groups/499463776745202/>
> Twitter : @celyagd <http://www.twitter.com/celyagd>/ @hackyourphd<http://www.twitter.com/hackyourphd>
> Google groupe <hackyourphd at googlegroups.com>
> Back our crowdfunding campaign "HackYourPhD aux States"<http://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/hackyourphd-aux-states>
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