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Are you a software engineer or researcher working with COVID data? I’m running a study about data sharing during pandemics and I’m looking for people who can share info about restrictive data sources and data access challenges.
Pls boost to help reach others! covid19-data-sharing-study.git

Data types I am especially interested in: Data that have no strong ethical reasons to keep private, such as virus omics data and infection/death/recovery rates by geographic region.

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I'm extremely disappointed to find out that a face-to-face event I've been to twice before is still planning a face-to face conference later this year.

Wishing it'll be safe won't make it so, and we're scientists(!) and should know better.

Say no to face-to-face in 2020.
🙅

hunting for an accountant for an open science nonprofit org in the UK. Finding value alignment is tough - one lovely guy started explaining why Open Source wasn't a good business model. Dude you're lovely but seriously, that part is _non negotiable_ in science hippie land.

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FYI, I just checked. If you live here in Madagascar, use internet on your phone, and are with Telma (the largest phone/internet provider), then buying 1 gigabyte of Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram access costs only *half* the price of buying 100 megabytes of general internet access.

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Hello everyone, I’m a Portuguese student starting to think about my thesis. I have an interest in understanding user’s opinions about some of Mastodon’s core features. I would love to get some advice on how to make my work the best it can be! At the moment I am having trouble figuring out how to create a sample of an instance’s population that can be considered representative and achieved in an ethical way. Thank you all very much in advance I look forward to meeting you all!

what are you doing for kicks on a friday night, yo... oh, just getting excited about researcher identifier linked data, you know, the usual

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At this point I've accepted that we're not going to be done with covid this year. We probably won't be done with it by next year.
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fun levels are critical

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Trying to complete a doctoral degree, a fulltime job, and raise cash for a startup nonprofit at the same time

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Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you the ability to set healthy boundaries ✨

The irony of me, as a GSoC admin, urging my students to submit their evaluations a day early, whilst me, as a grad student, am submitting my conference talk two days late.... is not lost on my 😅

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i have three modes of modes of using a browser right now:

trying to read something, make it as slim as possible

this mode won't work when you try to fill out any form, because the website will either hide crucial information behind a "mobile collapse" or it will be invisible in the horizontal scroll space

trying to use a dashboard or console: i either need a bigger monitor, or GCP, AWS, Azure developers need to learn about design and information presentation

Research + code + healthcare job vacancy 

5. Maybe you're worried about the sustainability of research software and data science tooling, and hope one day there's more to sustainability than sneakily hiding your software maintenance plans as a line item in the next grant application...

6. I'll wrap here. Please do apply and come work with me to help the world use computational tooling in the pursuit for better health outcomes. Happy to chat with anyone & please do share around widely!

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3. Maybe you want to use your tech skills to change the world. Wellcome focuses on research that affects human health in three main areas: Global heating, infectious disease, & mental health

4. Maybe you've worked in the tech industry, and would like to work at a non-profit philanthropic org, helping to fund cool, world-changing science

Or you're a researcher who wants code, data, and other kinds of tech to be a first-class research output

Maybe other?

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Research + code + healthcare job vacancy 

1. I joined the team hoping to shift academic culture towards better appreciation, reward, and careers for research software, hoping to ending the cycle of "throw the code out after the paper/grant is done".

Maybe this speaks to you too?

2. It's worrying code robustness is rarely appreciated in research. Maybe you want to help fund the really _good_ RSEs and data scientists, to set the agenda for what good computational science is?

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Research + code + healthcare job vacancy 

🚨Job vacancy alert 🚨

Interested in making meaningful change in the intersection between code, science and healthcare?

My team at the Wellcome Trust
is hiring!

Some reasons to be interested in-thread, boosts appreciated for reach! The pay just ain't half bad, especially compared to academic salaries:

Tech Manager (~£59k/year): wellcome.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com
Tech Lead (~£68k/year): wellcome.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com

Both vacancies close on August 1st 2021

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(Screams into pillow) there are so many examples of researchers using 'public' data in ways that end up seeming spooky and surveillancey, and/or generally misbehaving around OSS projects. It really hurts when OSS maintainer A signs up to my study and maintainer B from the same project passive-aggressive repeatedly tells me I'm wasting maintainer time by trying to be transparent and make sure contributors know I'm gathering metrics about their repo.

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does anyone know of a good handbook on reproducibility issues in academic research +
, ?
whatever word some other discipline voiced concern / consternation / praise
over ?

examples i already know of


ideas at work



So, if you have open source projects that:

1️⃣ align with aspects of Wellcome's strategy (Mental Health, Climate Change, Infectious Disease)
2️⃣ have the time and inclination to mentor awesome interns for three months

Please do consider applying for Outreachy as a mentoring organisation and/or chat with me!

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There are so many benefits - it might be you need a few months of a specific type of OSS work, but it's too short-term to hire for easily, or you might find an intern you work with so well that the apply for vacancies that come up in the future. When I worked at InterMine (a genomics data warehouse at Cambridge) we had interns from Outreachy working on python documentation videos for our users, UX for the new UI we were launching, and so much more.

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