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  • let’s talk about the web kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @mozillascience citizen cyberscience summit / 20 feb 2014
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  • we need to talk about the web
  • as a platform communication dissemination access, reuse, scale
  • early forms of knowledge sharing
  • emergence of new communities, practice
  • broader access, engagement, scale
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  • there’s still friction in the system. despite original intentions.
  • “ traditions last not because they are excellent, but because influential people are averse to change and because of the sheer burdens of transition to a better state ... “ Cass Sunstein
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  • doing good is part of our code
  • help researchers use the power of the open web to change science’s future.
  • our systems need to talk to one another. both human and machine.
  • code as a research object what’s needed to reuse ?
  • code as a research object http://xkcd.com/285/
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  • we need to build capacity, not just more nodes.
  • digital literacy
  • “Reliance on ad-hoc, selfeducation about what’s possible doesn’t scale.” - Selena Decklemann
  • education as a means of building community ... globally, as well as across disciplines.
  • learn from open source (culture as well as technology)
  • current activity: 129 instructors (60+, training) 109 bootcamps 3700+ learners
  • in an increasingly digital, datadriven world, what core skills, tools do the next-generation need?
  • (4)
  • shifting practice (and getting it to stick) is challenging. ... but not impossible.
  • disciplines as cultures
  • can we do the same for research on the web? 63 nations 10,000 scientists 50,000 participants
  • how can we bridge citizen / open / web-enabled? 63 nations 10,000 scientists 50,000 participants
  • what are the necessary components? tools and technology cultural awareness, best practice connections, open dialogue skills training
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  • operating in isolation doesn’t scale.
  • coordination and collaboration are key. design for interoperability. remember the non-technical challenges.
  • join us (and the conversation.) teach, contribute, learn. http://software-carpentry.org http://mozillascience.org
  • questions? kaitlin@mozillafoundation.org @kaythaney ; @mozillascience