let’s talk about the web
kaitlin thaney
@kaythaney ; @mozillascience
citizen cyberscience summit / 20 feb 2014
(0)
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
(1)
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 sh...
(2)
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/
(3)
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
skil...
(5)
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
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
"Let's talk about the web" - Citizen Cyberscience Summit
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  1. 1. let’s talk about the web kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @mozillascience citizen cyberscience summit / 20 feb 2014
  2. 2. (0)
  3. 3. we need to talk about the web
  4. 4. as a platform communication dissemination access, reuse, scale
  5. 5. early forms of knowledge sharing
  6. 6. emergence of new communities, practice
  7. 7. broader access, engagement, scale
  8. 8. (1)
  9. 9. there’s still friction in the system. despite original intentions.
  10. 10. “ 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
  11. 11. (2)
  12. 12. doing good is part of our code
  13. 13. help researchers use the power of the open web to change science’s future.
  14. 14. our systems need to talk to one another. both human and machine.
  15. 15. code as a research object what’s needed to reuse ?
  16. 16. code as a research object http://xkcd.com/285/
  17. 17. (3)
  18. 18. we need to build capacity, not just more nodes.
  19. 19. digital literacy
  20. 20. “Reliance on ad-hoc, selfeducation about what’s possible doesn’t scale.” - Selena Decklemann
  21. 21. education as a means of building community ... globally, as well as across disciplines.
  22. 22. learn from open source (culture as well as technology)
  23. 23. current activity: 129 instructors (60+, training) 109 bootcamps 3700+ learners
  24. 24. in an increasingly digital, datadriven world, what core skills, tools do the next-generation need?
  25. 25. (4)
  26. 26. shifting practice (and getting it to stick) is challenging. ... but not impossible.
  27. 27. disciplines as cultures
  28. 28. can we do the same for research on the web? 63 nations 10,000 scientists 50,000 participants
  29. 29. how can we bridge citizen / open / web-enabled? 63 nations 10,000 scientists 50,000 participants
  30. 30. what are the necessary components? tools and technology cultural awareness, best practice connections, open dialogue skills training
  31. 31. (5)
  32. 32. operating in isolation doesn’t scale.
  33. 33. coordination and collaboration are key. design for interoperability. remember the non-technical challenges.
  34. 34. join us (and the conversation.) teach, contribute, learn. http://software-carpentry.org http://mozillascience.org
  35. 35. questions? kaitlin@mozillafoundation.org @kaythaney ; @mozillascience
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