I spent the weekend playing with at the hackathon and it was more fun than I could have imagined! Dipped my toes into :rstats: Shiny for the first time too.

Thanks for the invite, @cassandreces!

@bgcarlisle I saw all of these in my head in 5 seconds and it was amazing, thanks!

expat, life, feelings 

@esty I studied environmental sci but my PhD now is on Science and Technology Studies (STS)... Sociology of tech

@dbs you're welcome! The project is young but I feel it's *really* needed

expat, life, feelings 

@esty sounds reasonable, my perception is that in natural sciences that difference is even more important than in e.g. my field. But it's only a feeling.

For those of you who may have missed it, documentary on the stories of the supporting students' protests in 2013


immigration, life, feelings 

@melissaboiko also, I've been in a long distance relationship for a while, it's hard... But it worked out. All my love for you <3

immigration, life, feelings 

@melissaboiko yup, I got brazilian frieds I love so I get it completely. In another dimension of things I had to left my home in BsAs and go back to my parents' after YEARS because my salary as phd was below the line of poverty :P so I always try to weight everything.

But besides that I still find it hard in the social. What you mention about getting involved with people IRL seems absolutely the way, it is what I'm trying now :)

@melissaboiko oh no! I found out that supporting my claims with numbers and papers in Nature saying open science is good :P helped, also lots of support from the OpenCon community.

@VictorVenema that sounds absolutely relatable to what 90% of scientists in GOSH experience, which instruments do you use? You could ask if someone has an open hardware approach for your instruments at forum.openhardware.science

@dbs another thing (sorry I'm very enthusiastic when I meet Wikibase people xD), a friend of mine is working at appropedia.org, which has a huge MediaWiki instance ongoing since forever (wiki only). He's interested in adding a 'Wikibase layer' or extension with an ontology useful for his project. I've only worked with new installations, do you know if it's possible to do this with already existing wikis?

@dbs this is great, thanks for sharing!! I'm always interested in seeing how people teach Wikibase, will *definetely* take a look at the repo. I mentored someone from Wikimedia DE as part of Mozilla Open Leaders with this project: learningwikibase.com (Idk if she kept working on it but I like the idea)

@dbs sounds super interesting! Regarding libraries, I'm aware of a project at the german national library trying to implement Wikibase, and then many openGLAM initiatives pushing for using Wikidata...

@bgcarlisle thanks :) do you have any idea about twitter.com/Luk21401287

Found it by chance, guess it's a bot putting random toots in TW but I'd like to block it at least from doing so with mine :/

Hi all :) I'm working on a PhD on , specifically studying the for science movement. As an activist I'm interested in feminist approaches to tech which I try to implement in meet ups, workshops, etc. A big part of my time goes to working as open as STS lets me, another big part goes to WikiData because I love it. Beautiful communities are what keep me existing through late capitalism, so here I am in Mastodon <3.

expat, life, feelings 

@esty similar here. I try to keep contact with my friends, we chat often but with the time difference talking can be difficult. Also I feel guilty about complaining when they're back home going through an economic crisis.

I'm in Switzerland and really, people are nice but that's all. I can't find my place, I've tried, the language is a big barrier. Also PhD work is not very social. I'll enroll myself into some social activity this winter so I don't die.

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