[open-science] Open Science Working Group Update and Call for Community Organisers

Stefan Kasberger mail at stefankasberger.at
Thu Dec 26 15:10:08 UTC 2013


I will be in Berlin from March till August to study on FU Berlin 
(Geography) and I've already talked with Christian Heise from OKF-DE 
about organizing something at OKFest. We are actually thinking about 
connectiong different activities and groups to a german speaking OKFN 
Open Science Working Group from germany, switzerland, austria and 
lichtenstein. We will keep you up to date and blog about this in the 
next weeks. It's very early, but if you have some feedback, just write 
to me. If this works out and the communities are interested in it, we 
would like to organize some kind of kick off event (panel or hackathon) 
for the german speaking open science community.

If not, i would love to offer my resources to some other event.

and im also in for the geoscience event (at least hacking there), 
totally my field of interest :)

Cheers and nice holidays, Stefan

On 2013-12-19 11:54, Suchith Anand wrote:
> That is excellent news. I will be happy to plan Open Geo Science session at OKFest 2014. Will discuss this with other colleagues in the Geo for All initiative  http://www.geoforall.org/ and inform you.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
> Dr Suchith Anand
> Nottingham Geospatial Institute
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> From: open-science [mailto:open-science-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Jenny Molloy
> Sent: 19 December 2013 09:25
> To: open-science at lists.okfn.org
> Cc: Zara Rahman
> Subject: [open-science] Open Science Working Group Update and Call for Community Organisers
> Hi All
> I thought as we get to the end of 2013 it would be good to let you know where the working group is at currently and let you have your say on how we might proceed in our mission to open up science during the next year!
> We have grown to over 630 members (!) on the mailing list and now have local groups or representation in:
> Sweden
> Finland
> UK (Oxford, London, Cambridge)
> Australia
> Austria
> France
> Brazil
> US
> Which is fantastic, but we'd love to expand further! If you would like to be an open science ambassador for your region/country/city/university then get in touch.
> To help us keep track of all these activities and make sure we're being as effective as possible at providing a space for discussions and collaboration around open science, it would be great to hear from anyone who would like to be more involved in managing the working group (also, I have a thesis due in 9 months so any and all help is very much welcome from my perspective!).
> We would like to put together a group of community organisers to contribute to a variety of roles. There can be a name for this group but we haven't settled on one yet - suggestions welcome.The time commitment will be flexible and relatively low, but it will make a big difference to have someone keeping an eye on specific areas. The roles and tasks might include:
> Organising working group meetings
> Planning open science events at OKFest 2014
> Documenting events and updates from the working group
> Coordinating specific projects or documents
> Blog Editing
> Tech/Dev Liaison
> Event Organisation
> Designing publicity materials and logos etc.
> Do get in touch if any of this sounds of interest even if you are only able to contribute a small amount of time. If you have any questions, please let Zara, Michelle and I know and we look forward to hearing from you! Look out for another email about specific projects, events and 2014 working group activities coming shortly.
> Jenny
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