[Esip-infoquality] Invitation to Open Science Codefest 2014

Morgan Visalli via Esip-infoquality esip-infoquality at lists.esipfed.org
Fri Jul 11 17:20:20 EDT 2014

Do you have a coding project that could benefit from collaboration, or
software skills you’d like to share? If so, check out the Open Science
Codefest 2014.


WHAT: Open Science Codefest will gather researchers from ecology,
biodiversity science, and other earth and environmental sciences with
computer scientists, software engineers, and developers to collaborate on
coding projects of mutual interest.

WHEN: September 2-4, 2014

WHERE: The Fess Parker Hotel in Santa Barbara, California

COST: Registration is free. Rooms are available at the Fess Parker at a
discounted rate. Register here:

Inspired by hack-a-thons and organized in the participant-driven,
unconference style, the Open Science Codefest is for anyone with an
interesting problem, solution, or idea that intersects environmental
science and computer programming. This is the conference where you will
actually get stuff done -- whether that's coding up a new R module,
developing an ontology, working on a data repository, creating data
visualizations, dreaming up an interactive eco-game, discussing an idea, or
any other concrete collaborative goal that interests a group of people.

Suggest a session topic or review proposed sessions in the Open Science
Codefest Github project (
To suggest a session, create a "New Issue" and apply the "proposed session"

Email the Codefest team at: codefest at nceas.ucsb.edu

Learn more on the Codefest website:

Please forward this announcement and spread the word about Open Science
Codefest 2014. People from a wide variety of disciplines, geographic
regions, and skill levels are encouraged to attend!

Follow us on Twitter #OSCodefest
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