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BCC2020 is online, global, and affordable. The meeting and training are now done, and the CoFest is under way.

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference brings together the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) and the Galaxy Community Conference into a single event featuring training, a meeting, and a CollaborationFest. Events run from July 17 through July 25, and is held in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

Friday, July 17 • 15:31 - 18:00
Building communities with open source + open science

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Many journals require that scientific / research code to be open source in order to be published, but simply sharing source code alone isn’t usually enough to draw in new users and contributors. This session will teach researchers and coders the basics of how to make their open source scientific code repositories inclusive and welcoming to contributors. Experienced community managers are also welcome to attend and help pass their knowledge on to others. This session will be run by the Open Life Science team, who collectively have experience working openly, mentoring, and training others in open practice.

  • An interest in open science
  • A wi-fi enabled laptop
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Assignment before this event: (should take 20-30 minutes)
1. Project vision: Reflect on your current work.
  • Take personal notes regarding your favorite open project (that you either lead or work on) by answering the following questions:
    • The problem the project is trying to solve.
    • How you think openness and open leadership will help solve it.
    • How meeting personal goals will help you and help solve the problem.
    • How meeting your cultural goals for your community, organization, or project * will help solve the problem.
2. Implicit bias and inclusion: Please do the Implicit Bias Quiz
  • Go to https://implicit.harvard.edu to complete the ‘Gender - Career’ or ‘Gender - Science’ quiz (10 minutes). You can ‘continue as a guest’ by choosing your country,
  • Reflect on these questions when you’ve finished the implicit association test:
    • What does inclusion mean to you?
    • Did your results of the implicit association test surprise you?
Please bring your notes from these assignments to the workshop so that you can make the best of your learning experience and add thoughtfully to the group discussions.
If you have any questions that we can help you with, please contact us by emailing team@openlifesci.org

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Malvika Sharan

Senior Researcher, The Alan Turing Institute
I am a senior researcher for the Tools, Practices and Systems research programme at The Alan Turing Institute, London. With a focus on Open Research, I lead a team of community managers and co-lead The Turing Way project that aims to make data science reproducible, collaborative... Read More →
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Yo Yehudi

Software Developer, University of Cambridge & Open Life Science
Integrated genomic data (InterMine)

Friday July 17, 2020 15:31 - 18:00 EDT
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