Good news! My 15 minute lightning talk at FOSDEM was accepted!
If you'll be in Brussels on Sunday, Feb 2, please try to come!
FOSDEM is a conference primarily for open source developers so I'll be trying to explain what Dataverse even is. :)
I'll also try to explain more generally our approach toward building community, etc. All the open source goodness.
I'll mention projects at IQSS related to open source such as the The Open Source Software Health Index Project. (Two of our collaborators will be giving talks at CHAOSScon the day before FOSDEM starts.)
"Advancing science with Dataverse: Publication, discovery, citation, and exploration of research data
Dataverse is open source research data repository software installed by 48 institutions around the world and translated into ten languages. It facilitates data sharing, allowing researchers to replicate and build upon each other's work and receive academic credit in the form of citations for publishing data. Data deposited into Dataverse installations is made more discoverable through harvesting of metadata via standard protocols, publication to registries such as DataCite, and indexing into scholarly search engines such as Google Dataset Search. Data exploration is enabled by a variety tools contributed by the international Dataverse community that make use of Dataverse APIs to get data in and out. These APIs also enable a variety of integrations with scholarly publishing systems such as electronic lab notebooks, journal systems, reproducibility platforms, and more.
In this talk a core developer for Dataverse will introduce the audience to the world of scholarly publishing, making the case for data publication and how it contributes to the advancement of science. An emphasis will be made on how Dataverse goes beyond simply being open source by being friendly to contributions from newcomers."
(Yes, I'll update the number of installations from 48 to 53.) :)
The other news I'll hint at is that there's a good chance that a Dataverse event will happen the Friday before FOSDEM (Jan 31) in the afternoon (shortly after my flight lands). From the FOSDEM perspective, this will be a "fringe" event (like CHAOSScon). Please stay tuned for more on this.