Our colleague Jon Tennant tragically passed away last week in an accident in Bali. We are very saddened by this immense loss, and our thoughts go to his family and loved ones. Besides being a formidable paleontologist, Jon was a front-runner in the Open Science movement, gifting us with clear thoughts, an eloquent voice, and… Continue reading »
On July 2018, ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum), took place in Toulouse. ESOF is a big interdisciplinary science meeting organized every two years in Europe. It is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and gathers scientists, policymakers, business people, students, journalists. More than plenary conferences, several sessions are organized in parallel according to different tracks (scientific,… Continue reading »
In 2014, we had the chance to be invited to participate in the Think Global – Act Local session at ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) in Copenhagen. Now in 2018, HackYourPhD is pleased to coordinate a session on Soft Hacking, which aims to question the possible interactions between hacker /maker culture and research institutions. See you on… Continue reading »
On the evening of friday 12 september, La Paillasse : A Bio-Hacklab in Paris will be pleased to welcome Craig Rouskey for a special masterclass within its walls. Be prepared to hack HIV and more! Please Register here ! “My passion lies in creating therapies for the world and finding novel ways to bring… Continue reading »
HackYourPhD has been launched one year ago. Guillaume Dumas and I cofounded this initiative but the community lives and growths thanks to you. Some of you have been participating since the first event at La Paillasse in january 2013. Others have joined us later. HackYourPhD : 2013 in review A lot of amazing things happen… Continue reading »
If you are a student or a researcher in neuroscience, SFN seems familiar to you. For curiousminds, SFN is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. Each year, an annual meeting is organized. This year, it will be in San Diego from nov 8th to 13rd…. Continue reading »
The Open Knowledge Conference # OKCon is taking place right now in Geneva (September 16 to 19th 2013). The Open Knowlege Foundation organizes this event to bring together actors of “Open”. Open Data is the main topic, but Open Science also has a good place. Different sessions are devoted to Open Science / Research. The main auditorium was dedicated to the Open Science the whole Tuesday afternoon. (Here is a summary of the livetweet).
Thursday, September 19th , 2013 will also be a very special day! A workshop (or wikisprint) dedicated to improving Wikipedia articles and P2Pfoundation on Open Science is organized from 10 am to 17pm at the “Centre Universitaire d’Informatique” of Geneva university. Indeed, the Open and Citizen Science HackDay will host different workshops. Proposals were submitted to the organizers and then there was a vote for projects where we wanted to get involved. The wikisprint ranks first in number of votes (10).
What is a wikisprint?
The Wikisprintt is a formula already experienced by the P2P Foundation. As its name suggests, the Wikisprint seeks maximum contributions in a relatively short time (usually one day) on one or more wiki.
The idea of a wikisprint on OpenScience had emerged more than five months ago during a first meeting with Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation. At that time, he had just returned from the Spanish Spanish P2P Wikisprint held on March 20th 2013. This project was a great success. 211 articles had been created!
Today with the help of the P2P Foundation and motivated Wikipedians, the # OpenScienceWiki is taking shape!
On the 13th and 14th of July, Dor Garbash and other Phd students and researchers will participate in the NightScience hackathon. During the two days we will share our research by using Knownodes, an open source platform we created to annotate connections between knowledge and ideas. By working together in the same space we turn the act of sharing our research into a collaborative and interdisciplinary experience.
Knownodes by Dor Garbash
We propose a simple goal: Each participant will create an open network of his Phd research. To do that each one of us will alternate between creating his own network to giving feedback to someone else. If all goes well, we will have time to create connections between the different networks and give our interdisciplinary muscles a nice stretch!