Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint 2016

Author: Mario Antonioletti
Posted: 5 May 2016 | 15:51

We will be one of the participating sites at this year's Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint here in Edinburgh.

The event will take place from 2nd-3rd of June, and will bring together researchers, developers, librarians and the general public from all over the world to hack on open science and open data projects.

If you have a project that fits under one of the four broad categories:

  1. tools
  2. citizen science
  3. open educational resources
  4. open data

then you can suggest it for inclusion. But even if you don't, you will be able to join in with any of the projects that have already been suggested.

If the event runs like last year, there will be project pitches at the beginning where representatives try to get you to work on their project. I participated in this last year and it was great fun and you do learn a lot regardless of your experience level.

You can register to attend the Edinburgh node or to suggest a project but don't worry you can attend virtually if there is no other site near to you. If you are a member of an institution you could offer your site over the two days.

A big thanks to the Software Sustainability Institute and EPCC for enabling this event.

Author

Mario Antonioletti, EPCC