In the world of scientific events conferences are the classic event format. However, there are many others and currently we can see more modern and more open formats evolve – science slams, hackathons, unconferences or unseminars. We have invited two scientists who have initiated unseminars to their scientific surroundings (both in the field of bioinformatics). Natasha Wood organizes an unseminar series in Cape Town, while Aidan Budd is actively involved in an unseminar series in Heidelberg. As our German listeners will know we had Aidan already as a guest and spoke with him about the HUB (Heidelberg Unseminars in Bioinformatics). With this episode we want to widen the horizon, not only by looking to South Africa, but also by doing this episode in English and also touching slightly other topics.
Our German listeners will have already heard quite a bit about the unseminars, but may also find something new in this episode.
In the future we would like to have more episode coming in English, especially because there are so many interesting people around that we can invite when we make episode in a language they can speak. 😉
Hopefully you will be forgiving for whatever English mistakes we do. Be sure that we’re trying our best.
Have fun with this episode!Episode Info: Duration 1:54:28 Recorded on 09-02-2015, Published on 14-02-2015
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Todays guests are Aidan Budd and Natasha Wood; — OSR028 Unseminars mit Aidan Budd;.
Introduction Natasha Wood00:02:24
Introduction Aidan Budd00:03:00
Unseminars / Unconferences00:04:02
European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO; — Life Sciences; — EMBO Meetings; — Flash Talks (Lightning Talks); — Sonja Furtado; — Unconference; — Science Online; — IMSB ECCB; — Icebreaking; — Speed Dating; — Birds of a Feather; — 10 simple rules for Organizing an Unconference [Open Access]; — The Art of Community; — Jono Bacon;.
Cape Town Unseminars CUBHUB00:17:36
Heidelberg Unseminars HUB00:26:33
Heidelberg Unconference Series; — Previous Unseminars; — VizBi; — Jim Procter; — Sean O'Donoghue; — HUB10 Design and Visualization; — Pictionary; — Francis Rowland; — Francis' talk @ HUB10; — Tom Grace; — Tom's Talk @ HUB10; — Sandra Krahl; — Sandra's Talk @ HUB10; — Pecha Kucha;.
Approaches to Unseminars00:49:58
Lean Coffee; — Open Space Technology; — Law of the 2 Feet; — Konrad and the Würzburg Unseminars Planning; — Malvika Sharan; — Open Wet Ware; — Github Pages; — Next Generation Sequencing; — Toby Gibson; — Mozilla Science Labs; — Software Carpentry Bootcamps; — School of Data; — EdCamp; — EdCamp Hashtag on Twitter; — PLOS Computational Biology: Ten Simple Rules for Organizing a Virtual Conference—Anywhere [Open Access]; — First Online EMBL PhD Symposium; — Barcamp; — Hackathon; — Adam Gristwood; — Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine MDC; — Lucy Petterson; — LCD Soundsystem; — STATE Eperience Science Festival; — Berlin Science Hack Day; — Mitchell Stanton-Cook's SEQUB @ Github; — PLOS Computational Biology: A Quick Guide for Building a Successful Bioinformatics Community [Open Access];.