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Masto time 💃🏻
I’m B Cordelia Yu, I’m Taiwanese-American transfemme enby, and a content & editorial strategist mostly working around issues of science/environmental/social justice, civictech, and academic coms.
My research is on deliberative democracy and political cognition. I seem to be giving a lot of talks about inclusion in tech and participatory organizing for social justice.

And one of these days I’ll finally migrate from Mendeley to Zotero because fuck Elsevier.

If anyone has experience setting up a zotero dataserver, I’d be suuuper interested in talking to you.

@bgcarlisle tbh, I’m not sure. the git repos have crap documentation. I want to run my own server that I can invite others to share research (instead of syncing to zotero.org).

@thebestsophist Yeah, I"ve summed up grad school to people outside it as follows:

"Oh here's an interesting question that will be easy to answer definitively!"

~ 4 years later ~

"We have an outline for a preliminary framework that—"

@bgcarlisle AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
*deep breath*
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*weezes*
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*breaks down sobbing*

accurate.

@thebestsophist I've half-heartedly tried to start using Zotero a few times and it's never stuck. I have so much data in Mendeley it's so often almost so useful. It is also frustrating though (other than being Elsevier, which, ya) because on most setups I use the font is somewhere between size 4 and 6. I'm guessing, but it's unreadable on my MS surface for example. I just tried JabRef recently and it's quite good. Ugly and clunky but fast and adjustable.

@markcrowley i need something that allows sharing collections with a group, which is why i want to switch from mendeley to zotero.

@thebestsophist greetings! are there links to any of your talks about inclusion in tech and participatory organizing? they're both interests of mine as well ...

@jdp23 Some!
Two from Sustainable UX:
2016: youtube.com/watch?v=IW_qRxcQIe
2017: youtube.com/watch?v=AiVkSYpWYK
The 2017 talk was sort of a continuation of the first, but you don’t need to watch the first one to understand the second.

And there’s a blog post on a workshop at opengovhub on participatory organizing last week: opengovhub.org/opengov-guestvo

@thebestsophist thanks! looking forward to checking them out!

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