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๐Ÿ”จ CZI Open Science Meeting 2024

Beth, Dan, and Jonah attended the CZI Open Science 2024 meeting in Boston, where a diverse group of open science practitioners discussed a wide range of technical and non-technical topics. These topics ranged from the challenges projects face in sustaining open science tools to successful initiatives and the impact of policy on open science activities. Along the way, we also learned about some tools that are pushing the frontiers of biomedicine and other scientific disciplines.

The conference prompted us to reflect on what drives individuals and groups to transcend traditional boundaries to connect with each other across the diverse open science ecosystem. Discussions covered a wide array of subjects such as the necessary infrastructure for advancing open science, phases of project development, funding, and the non-technical challenges like intellectual property and career progression in open science fields. These conversations not only underscored the diversity and drive within the community but also highlighted ongoing efforts to make open science resources more accessible and the growing commitment of various stakeholders to support these endeavors. Check out our blog post for a summary and our reflection on the meeting.

Jonah participated in an additional event for grantees of the Essential Open Source Software (EOSS) program. This cohort's upcoming project announcements span various fields from bioinformatics to neuroimaging tools. The OrgMycology team will be facilitating community calls for both current and past EOSS grantees, cultivating further collaborations and connections across grantees. If you're part of the EOSS grantee community, fill out this form to give us some ideas for the calls!

Short updates

Jonahโ€™s Everyday Open Source โ€“ Everyday Open Source is a one-year initiative dedicated to reflecting on the history of major innovations. It explores the sense of joy and playfulness and excitement around cooperative creation during their moments of creation. It delves into how these innovations were so good they couldn't necessarily be "protected" by intellectual property restrictions. Check it out on Bluesky, Mastodon, LinkedIn, or Twitter and Jonah's explanatory post.

Beth will be at the XOXO Festival  in Portland August 22-24th โ€“ If youโ€™re going to be at this one-of-a-kind festival celebrating arts, culture, gaming, tech and all things digital, send a note and Beth will gladly say hello. 

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