This month, our Mozilla Fellows traveled to GOSH and ran workshops on Python in Chile, curated sessions at our Montréal Working Open Workshop, coordinated BrainHack Global sites, and authored papers and blogs in promotion of reproducible science.
We hosted our second annual and super successful Working Open Workshop (WOW), March 10-11, in Montréal, Canada.
We announced our fourth bi-monthly Book Clubon The Leap, April 17th, and starting prepping for our next Community Call on trust in research, April 13th.
We blogged about our exciting new funder, events like CSCW, OpenConSF, and our mentorship program for Google Summer of Code (GSOC).
Read on for more details on each of these items, plus events and news from the world of #openscience.
= Community Call =
This month, we matched our Book Club on The Leap to our Community Call themed around trust in science, April 13th, 2017. We will be joined by programmers, writers, and scientific researchers across disciplines to discuss methods of supporting fellow-researchers and fostering trustworthy research practice.
^ [Insert Your Name Here] by joining our next call!
The call will feature some inspiring guests, plus updates from the Mozilla Science Lab and our epic cohort of science fellows:
Sucheta Ghoshal (@sucheta_ghoshal), Social Computing at Georgia Tech, on Open Science in the Public Interest, a platform for research, activism and scientific communication
Seamus Tuohy (@seamustuohy), Sr. Technologist & Risk Advisor at Internews on sourcing thread intelligence, crowdsourced resources for modeling risk
Jon Hill (@jonxhill), Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of York, on bridging ideological gaps between academia + open science
Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins), OHSU, on assessing policy and advocacy for inclusive scientific societies
Teon Brooks (@teon_io), Center for Reproducible Neuroscience, on organizing the March for Science and the #ScienceNotSilence campaign
Our community call will have video this month!
See a topic related to trust not covered in this list? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, check out the etherpad for the notes mark your calendars for next month's Community Call on trust networks and building public integrity in #openscience, April 13th, 2017.
= Fellows =
In March, our fellows participated in our WOW in Montreal, organized events and hackathons, gave talks, and unlocked academic achievements of their own! Read about their updates in their résumés linked below, and check out their collaboratively-written blogpost on OpenCon.
This month, we welcomed 12 new study group leads from all over the world! Introduce yourself in our open chat room for Study Group Leads to learn more and get involved. Want to sign up for the next orientation series, where you'll receive guided mentorship on building your study group? We'll be hosting it again in the coming months, stay tuned!
Our SG Learning Calls are fun ways to connect with the community, join us!
You are always welcome to join our next Study Group Learning Call, Friday April 7th, 11am ET, featuring updates from our Study Group leads. You can check out the etherpad here, our theme is "mentoring new community organizers" and sustaining your groups, and stay tuned for the tweets and Youtube cast.
With our Working Open Workshop at the beginning of March, we hosted a guided orientation for our #MozOpenLeaders, a program geared toward preparing open projects for our 2017 Global Sprint, and for sustainable contribution beyond our mentorship. You can check out the awesome featured projects, and start thinking about how you can use the online resources to craft more polished projects yourselves! Reach out to Abby with questions on how to get involved, as a mentor or a mentee: email@example.com.
Sneak peak of the awesome Open Leadership Training Site!
Study Group Learning Call - Online
Friday, April 7, 2017 8am PT /11am ET / 3pm UTC
Join this month's Study Group Learning Call where we'll be talking about hosting Journal Clubs with your peer-community.
Community Call - Online
Thursday, April 13, 2017 8am PT /11am ET / 3pm UTC
This month's call addresses trust networks and research integrity. We'll be joined by writers, policy-makers, researchers, and privacy/security advocates to talk about what trust means to #openscience. Join us!
mini-WOW (Working Open Workshop) - Portland, USA
April 14-15, 2017 This mini-WOW takes our Working Open Workshop curriculum on the road to Portland, hosted by our Mozilla Fellows, Danielle Robinson and Teon Brooks, and focuses on creating maximally open and effective initiatives, and building active communities of contributors. This event is sponsored by Mozilla Science Lab, The OHSU Library, and Women in Science Portland.
March for Science - Washington D.C.
March in support of open, accessible, and well-supported science, and check out the satellite marches if you're not in the D.C. metro area.
Global Sprint - Online + at 30+ sites globally
June 1-2, 2017
Save the date for our annual Global Sprint, an opportunity to work on open source projects from the comfort of your local community! This year, our sprint expands to cover all issues related to Internet Health and the open web; we'll be supporting 30 sites and even more projects across the Mozilla Network. Stay tuned!