Welcome to microWOW Open Source Bridge!

Based on the Mozilla Science Lab's Working Open Workshops in Berlin, Montreal, Portland, and Cape Town.

Getting a project off the ground is daunting, and most of us aren’t trained in project management and community building skills. At this session, Mozilla Science Lab will help you take your project from idea to reality and give you technical, project management, and community building skills to kickstart your work.

At microWOW PDX, Mozilla Science Lab will help you take your project from idea to reality and give you technical, project management, and community building skills to kickstart your work. In 1 hr and 45 min... OK, so we won't do it all but we will do a few things and talk about all of them.

This session is listed here on the Open Source Bridge site - it is categorized as Practice, Long Form, Beginner-friendly. Bring your laptop, or just bring a pencil.

Schedule

Location:

  • Room B302/303, The Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:45am
  • Presentations + Exercises

    Each session has a ten-minute presentation. Slides for these presentations are linked below. Exercises can be completed during work sessions.

    10:00am: Welcome to microWOW Open Source Bridge!

    10:05: Project Strategy

    • Open Canvas - create a coherent strategy, including channels for contribution and participation. - Exercise
    • 10:35: BREAK! 5 minutes

      10:40: The world's best README!

    • README - describe and dejargonize your project. - Exercise
    • 11:10 Roadmapping and beyond!

    • Roadmapping and Beyond - plan your project schedule, plan for contributors, create a good vibes zone.

    11:40 Closing remarks, let's stay in touch!

    After microWOW Open Source Bridge: Additional project planning and management resources

    Notes

    Sessions

    Session notes and resources will be recorded here.

    Help

    1. Getting Help

      Here we'll hopefully answer questions you might have.

      • What is the WIFI code?

        • Use guest wifi
      • What is our event hashtag?

        #microWOWOSB #osb17

      • Is there a chat room?

        Yes, we have a Gitter chat room.

      • Where can I find the Code of Conduct?

        Open Source Bridge's code of conduct is here. TL:DR - This event is inclusive to the largest number of participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning (and without refund in the case of a paid event). You can find Mozilla Science Lab's Code of Conduct here. We'd love for feedback on how it could be improved.

      • Who can I approach if I have any problems or issues to report that violate our Code of Conduct?

        In coordination with our Code of Conduct, Danielle is prepared to ask anyone to leave without losing sleep over it. Danielle has no problem kicking people out. Life is too short, be nice.

    2. Finding Resources

      Here we'll list some persistent resources that you might use throughout the workshop.

    Glossary

    OLC

    Open Leadership Cohort is a group of participants who have a shared experience and goal - to help further open practice in their work and community. You can read more about it on this blog - consider applying for the next cycle!

    Open Science

    Open science is an umbrella term that includes practices, tools, and policies that enable access to science. This includes inclusion and equity, open data, open access, open educational resources, open source, and citizen science. You can read more about it on this blog - consider applying for the next cycle!

    People

    Meet your facilitator!

    Danielle (and the Mozilla team) are here to support you!

    Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins)

    Advocacy for science and the open web / 2016 @MozillaScience Fellow / Freshly defended Neuroscience PhD @OHSUSOM / hangs with librarians / party mom / @wispdx
    GitHub: @daniellecrobinson

    Curriculum Developers

    The following people have developed or contributed to these modules.

    Abigail Cabunoc Mayes (@abbycabs)

    code, science, open source and prototyping @mozilla (web + science = ) alum:@OICR_news @wormbase @uwaterloo
    GitHub: @acabunoc

    Stephanie Wright (@shefw)

    Program Lead, Mozilla Science Lab / former data librarian / forever data geek / @MozillaScience
    GitHub: @stephwright

    Arliss Collins (@arlissc99)

    Mozilla Foundation
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    GitHub: @arlissc

    Aurelia Moser (@auremoser)

    Community + Code, Mozilla Science Lab
    GitHub: @auremoser

    Robin Champieux (@rchampieux)

    Scholarly Communication Librarian #OHSU. Organizer of Stuffs #openaccess #openscience #feminist #libraries.
    GitHub: @rchampieux