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==Community Development==
==Community Development==
The success of OpenWetWare depends critically on cultivating and maintaining an active user base.  We plan to dedicate funds to enable tutorials, conference visits, advertising, and other mechanisms for recruiting new users to OpenWetWare.
The success of OpenWetWare depends critically on cultivating and maintaining an active user base.  We plan to dedicate funds to enable tutorials, conference visits, advertising, and other mechanisms for recruiting new users to OpenWetWare.

Revision as of 17:53, 9 February 2006

The OpenWetWare Steering Committee is charged with leading the future direction of OpenWetWare. The steering committee is open to all OWW members, and we are actively seeking participants. Please add yourself, or email any of the members for further information.

Contents

Members

Adding yourself to this list, will add you to an email list where mail concerning meetings and thoughts will be exchanged.

Barry Canton, MIT
Austin Che, MIT
John Cumbers, Brown
Drew Endy, MIT
Danielle France, MIT
Jeff Gritton, MIT
Martin Jambon, Burnham
Jason Kelly, MIT
Tom Knight, MIT
Sri Kosuri, MIT
Natalie Kuldell, MIT
Alex Mallet, MIT
Kathleen McGinness, MIT
Jenny Nguyen, UT-Austin
Reshma Shetty, MIT
Devin Strickland, U of C
Ilya Sytchev, MIT
Ty Thomson, MIT
Venkata Satagopam, EMBL

Projects

Software development

In order to facilitate user interactions with OpenWetWare, we would like to establish a UROP position to work on a variety of software tools:

  1. Tools to simplify data entry into the wiki
    • Word - word macro to convert formatting to wiki markup. Improve the html->wiki markup scripts
    • Excel - improve the CSV-> wiki markup converter. Add support for chart addition.
    • Powerpoint - Auto-image saving and uploading of slides. Transfer of slides to word files and then convert to wiki markup.
    • LaTeX - expanded math support. LaTeX->wiki converter.
    • Images - expanded image format support, automated uploading of sets of images.
    • For further information see this page on existing document converters.
  2. Tools to map wiki pages onto static websites.
    • Further automate the existing script.
    • Include CC license information on each dynamically created page.
    • Automatically set page width to an appropriate value.
  3. Login
    • Add support for MIT certificates.
    • Write script to automatically create login accounts based on a list of email addresses in CSV format.
  4. Tools to integrate permanent and evolving documents.
    • Discussion pages for DSpace documents
    • Markup for DOI's (just as there is markup for urls and wiki pages).
Note: this is straightforward with the Interwiki feature, e.g. you type [[doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bti177]] or [[doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bti177 | some text]]. See http://wikiomics.org/wiki/Interwiki_map

Ideally, we hope to coordinate with the MediaWiki open source community on tools that are likely to be of general use to the community (MediaWiki is the open source software that OpenWetWare is based on).

People

Barry Canton, Austin Che, Sri Kosuri, Jason Kelly, Alex Mallet, Ilya Sytchev

Current status

Community Development

The success of OpenWetWare depends critically on cultivating and maintaining an active user base. We plan to dedicate funds to enable tutorials, conference visits, advertising, and other mechanisms for recruiting new users to OpenWetWare.

Finally, we want to begin an OpenWetWare seminar series hosted at MIT. This series would discuss perspectives on open practices and communities in science. We feel this would be important for two reasons. First, it would highlight groups and individuals in science actively striving to accomplish some of the same goals as those of OpenWetWare (e.g. PLoS, Science Commons, etc.) Second, it would provide an amazing opportunity before every talk to introduce OpenWetWare to others.

People

Barry Canton, Danielle France, Jason Kelly, Sri Kosuri, Reshma Shetty

Current status

Promotional Material/Advertising

In order to help promote OpenWetWare, we will need a range of promotional material including business cards, information pamphlets, posters and banners. Promo Material:

  • New logo
  • Business cards
  • Poster

People

Jeff Gritton, Lisa Joslin, Sriram Kosuri, Jenny Nguyen, Ty Thomson

Current status

Data Management

In the long term, the success of OpenWetWare relies on the assumption that the number of users actively curating the information of OpenWetWare will scale with the amount of content generated. However, there has been little work to examine how collaborative tools can best be used to develop information resources, such as the OpenWetWare protocol collection. We believe the project would benefit dramatically from the active establishment of community standards for organizing content in OpenWetWare. We will establish a UROP position to evaluate and implement templates and other methods for organizing information in OpenWetWare.

People

Jeff Gritton, Jason Kelly, Sriram Kosuri, Reshma Shetty

Current status

Integration with laboratory classes

To complement its mission to promote an open culture in biological science and engineering, OpenWetWare will be integrated into the curriculum of laboratory classes. As a pilot experiment, MIT's BE.109 Laboratory fundamentals of biological engineering will be relying heavily on OpenWetWare to disseminate course content and to serve as a shared space for students, TA's and instructors to communicate.

People

Natalie Kuldell, Reshma Shetty

Current status

Meetings

Please note your INavailability for regular (every 3 weeks) meetings during the spring semester.
Upgrade the color of a spot as you add your inavailability according to the color scale:
1st person unavailable: bgcolor = purple; 2nd person unavailable: bgcolor = blue; etc...:bgcolor = green, yellow, orange, red
day 9 9:30 10 10:30 11 11:30 noon 12:30 1 1:30 2 2:30 3 3:30 4 4:30 5 5:30 6 6:30 7
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Fri 9 9:30 10 10:30 11 11:30 noon 12:30 1 1:30 2 2:30 3 3:30 4 4:30 5 5:30 6 6:307

Prior to the committee formation, there were ad-hoc discussions on OWW development:
Old meetings
Ideas page

  • Some members are also involved in Supergroup meetings, which blocks out some, but not all Mon/Tues eves.--Kathleen
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