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Mozilla Science Lab - Open Research Extravaganza

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OPEN RESEARCH EXTRAVAGANZA! The Mozilla Science Lab is coming to Boston and we’re pairing up to bring together the local open science community here!


6:30 - 7:00 - Doors open and informal chit-chat - drinks / light snacks served

7:00 - 7:05 - Introduction - Mozilla Science Lab and Open Research

7:05 - 8:30 - Lightning Talks (

• Kevin Moerman - Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)

• Tim Stiles - BosLab: your community DIYbio lab

• Chris Madan - The benefits of open-access data: A case study in brain morphology research

• Andrew Thaler - Open Source for an Open Ocean: Developing tools for marine science, conservation, and exploration

• Stephanie Hicks - Using Open Science Tools in the Classroom to Teach Data Science

• Melissa Kline - The Society for Improving Psychological Science - An unofficial report on the annual meeting

• Jessica Polka - Preprints in the life sciences

• Will Kearney - How to Open your Closed Data Processing Pipeline

• Joe Akin - REfigure: a new tool for linking open source findings

• Stefania Druga - Open source software/hardware for children

• Tyler Ford - Sharing Plasmids Openly

• Michael Halle - Open Anatomy Atlases

8:30 - 9:30 - Social / Networking

We will be meeting at the MIT Media Lab, building E14, 6th floor, room E14-674.

This extravaganza is part of a Working Open Workshop (, an event for scientists and researchers to learn, share, and connect around open research tools and best practices. If you're interested in attending the 2-day workshop, please contact Kevin Moerman ([masked]).