[open-science] OKFest - Call for Proposals

Carl Boettiger cboettig at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 01:18:37 BST 2012

Jessy, list,

These sound great to me, you've piqued my interest.

I'm continually evolving my open notebook system (which of course I
try to document
in the notebook<http://www.carlboettiger.info/archives/category/ons-thoughts>,
in between the science posts) and would love to bounce ideas off of other
practitioners more often.  I'm particularly interested in how to keep
content clean enough to be intelligible, complete enough to be
reproducible, while also keeping the process simple/automatic enough to
actually be doable (i.e. save time instead of take extra time).

I think it's also a good platform to experiment with the science markup
concepts you mention.


On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 11:52 PM, Jessy Kate Schingler
<jessy at jessykate.com>wrote:

> hey all,
> some ideas on the open science front specifically, riffing off of the
> "experimental" format a bit:
> open notebook practitioners - workshop and feedback session
> - required to have an open notebook or commit to creating one to attend :)
> - discuss form, content, composability, discoverability, lessons
> learned, etc.
> - how can we better link together/leverage work being put in the open by
> open researchers?
> research statement video booth!
> - get open science practitioners to record a < 1m video of their research
> interests/research statement, and put them online.
> - can also talk about value they derived from using x,y,z open science
> tools/practices.
> - get people excited about playing with open science tools, humanize and
> make science approachable
> science markup - design session (or maybe a debate style?)
> - using RDF(a)/microdata to make science on the web more discoverable.
> - what structure would people find useful
> - what efforts have been attempted and failed/petered out and why?
> - how/would they use such things?
> - what authoring tools and plugins could exist to support it.
> just brainstorming... not sure if any of those pique others' interests...
> jessy
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM, 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
>> First Round Deadline: April 20th 2012
>> Second Round Deadline: June 1st 2012
>> 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.
>> 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.
>> 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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Carl Boettiger
UC Davis
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