[open-science] [Open-access] OKFest - Call for Proposals

Laura Newman laura.newman at okfn.org
Thu Apr 19 15:57:15 BST 2012


Hi all,

Jenny, Tom Olijhoek and I will be chatting to the OKFest team in about half
an hour (4:30pm BST). If you would like to be more involved in the planning
at this stage, please do drop me and line and you'd be very welcome to join
the call!

Otherwise the three of us will work on tidying the ideas in the etherpad
into proposal format this evening. We can continue to plan further once we
(hopefully!) have approval from the main OKFest team :)

Cheers,
Laura



On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Jenny Molloy <jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks Jessy!
> Laura and I are chatting to Kat and Jussi from the OKFest team tomorrow to
> confirm what we need to do and then we'll tidy up/formalise the pad and
> transfer it to the OKFest form on Friday so no need to write up formally.
>
> Keep the great ideas coming everyone!
>
> Jenny
>
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Jessy Kate Schingler <jessy at jessykate.com
> > wrote:
>
>> hey all,
>>
>> just added an idea for "flash mob peer review" on the pad, pasted below.
>> basically a fun, hands-on and in-person open peer review session with an
>> included user study (tho no reason we couldn't support remote participants
>> if the tools were online). curious for ideas or improvements on the two
>> approaches suggested.
>>
>> jenny, how does the writing up of the proposals work - are we expected to
>> write these up for formally or is that what you guys are going to do with
>> the pad thursday and friday?
>>
>> jessy
>>
>>
>> *Flash Mob Peer Review* (post or pre publication?)
>> - have people submit article(s) ahead of the conference for peer review.
>> describe the plan and emphasize that this will be a fun way for them to
>> help experiment with new mechanisms in science/peer review. and will also
>> be quite public.
>> - over the course of the festival, have set times where groups of people
>> attend a "flash" peer review session (hmm perhaps flash is the wrong word-
>> don't want to imply lack of thoughtfullness?).
>> - *two possible approaches:* 1. choose a different, specific tool/site
>> for each flash review session, to understand different reactions to
>> different tools. 2. just let people have at it and see what they use. impt
>> that whatever tools we choose to use can be parallelizable. perhaps just
>> annotatejs?
>> - user study: interview each participant after each session and document
>> feedback on what worked and what didn't. write this up and share with the
>> community.
>> - IMHO this would be interesting for both pre- and post-publication but
>> would be particularly interested to see how authors felt it helped improve
>> their work pre-publication.
>> - perhaps have an iteration mechanism, even during the conference?
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:47 AM, Jenny Molloy <jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All
>>>
>>> The deadline for stream proposals is approaching so please add your
>>> ideas to the Etherpad in as much detail as you can over the next couple of
>>> days! The festival co-ord team are particularly keen for sessions to take
>>> place in various formats, not just the traditional talk or panel, so get
>>> creative!
>>> http://science.okfnpad.org/OKFest
>>>
>>> The final edits will take place on Thursday night and Friday morning
>>> before the proposal is submitted.
>>>
>>> Jenny
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 5:31 PM, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> As many of you may have spotted, the Call for Proposals for OKFest was
>>>> officially launched today! You can read's Kat's blog post here:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/28/okfestival-call-for-proposals-released-with-a-twist/
>>>>
>>>> We should definitely propose an Open Science stream. The deadline for
>>>> proposals is 20th April. You can see the format our proposal will need to
>>>> take here:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGY5bTNkT05wd2ZkUS1EZktJVFE4UGc6MQ
>>>>
>>>> The etherpad we began planning on is actually looking pretty healthy.
>>>> Many thanks to everyone who has contributed already. It would be great to
>>>> get as many ideas down there as possible before we submit the proposal
>>>> though, so do take a minute to have another look. In particular, they are
>>>> keen for sessions to take place in various formats, not just the
>>>> traditional talk / panel. We've had a couple of ideas for hands on drafting
>>>> and tool-testing sessions, but do keep thinking and suggesting! The
>>>> etherpad is here:
>>>>
>>>> http://science.okfnpad.org/OKFest
>>>>
>>>> I have rearranged the original text to fit the form for the OKFest Call
>>>> for Proposals. Please add, comment and edit away!
>>>>
>>>> I have included the formal text for the Call for Proposals below this
>>>> email.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks everyone!
>>>> Laura
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> OPEN KNOWLEDGE FESTIVAL - CALL FOR PROPOSALS*
>>>>
>>>> First Round Deadline: April 20th 2012
>>>> Second Round Deadline: June 1st 2012
>>>>
>>>> *OPEN KNOWLEDGE FESTIVAL*
>>>>
>>>> We are delighted to announce that this year’s Open Government Data Camp
>>>> and Open Knowledge Conference are joining to form a week-long celebration:
>>>> the *Open Knowledge Festival*!
>>>>
>>>> This pioneering event will include an action-packed week of lectures,
>>>> seminars, workshops, hackathons, coding jams, and interactive sessions that
>>>> will bring together individuals and organizations from a wide variety of
>>>> backgrounds to exchange ideas, make things and meet new people. OKFest will
>>>> also highlight the diversity of Finland’s open knowledge communities to a
>>>> new international audience, with a specific effort to encourage the
>>>> participation of representatives from Nordic nations.
>>>>
>>>> Join us in Helsinki, Finland on 17-22 of September 2012 for a week of
>>>> open knowledge and global inspiration.
>>>>
>>>> *THEME: OPEN KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION*
>>>>
>>>> The 2012 theme of OKFestival is *Open Knowledge in Action*. We will
>>>> focus on the /value/that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the
>>>> ecosystems of organisations that benefit from and participate in sharing,
>>>> and the impact that open knowledge can have in our societies. What kinds of
>>>> new professions, ideas and community initiatives can emerge within our
>>>> governments, markets, networks and neighbourhoods as a result of these
>>>> engagements?
>>>>
>>>> The exploration of this theme will not only be visible in the
>>>> festival’s content, but also in its implementation as the first global
>>>> event of its kind. At OKFestival, we will experiment with new forms of
>>>> collaboration, new workshop formats and new forms of participation. We’ll
>>>> bring together civil society representatives, programmers, data wranglers,
>>>> designers, students, members of government and local communities for a week
>>>> of building new things and sharing great ideas.
>>>>
>>>> *CALL FOR PROPOSALS*
>>>>
>>>> We have *two submission deadlines*this Spring based on our venue
>>>> capacity at the *Aalto University School of Arts, Design and
>>>> Architecture*in Helsinki. We suggest applying as soon as possible in order
>>>> to ensure adequate venue space, support and funding for your proposals.
>>>>
>>>> First Round Deadline: April 20th 2012
>>>> Second Round Deadline: June 1st 2012
>>>>
>>>> We are looking for proposals related to specific open knowledge and
>>>> open data topics, but also new viewpoints and cross-cutting issues which
>>>> may help us to understand how open knowledge is working in our society.
>>>> Examples of such topics are the well-being of communities, civil society
>>>> and citizen empowerment, democracy, entrepreneurship, smart cities,
>>>> sustainability etc.
>>>>
>>>> More information at http://www.okfestival.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Laura Newman
>>>> Community Coordinator
>>>> Open Knowledge Foundation
>>>> http://okfn.org/
>>>> Skype: lauranewmanonskype
>>>> Twitter: @Newmanlk
>>>>
>>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Jessy
>> http://jessykate.com
>>
>>
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