Many researchers are building Open Source tools that help make their data more accessible. This Open Source Science community is playing a pivotal role in the creation and development of these tools. In this PLOScast, Elizabeth speaks with Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Lead Developer, Open Source Engagement at the Mozilla Foundation on building open source communities.
The episode covers:
• Challenges the OSS community faces
• Early Career Researchers, Contributor badges and Open Data
• Best coding languages for scientists
• How to communicate with developers
• Tips for getting involved in Open Source Science
Interested in learning more? Follow Abby on Twitter @abbycabs and check out these links:
• Mozilla Science Lab projects
• Mozilla history
• OpenSNP is a non-profit, open-source project that is about sharing personal genetic data https.
• Trillian project: open astronomy data
• Mozilla Science Lab Open Data Primer (in-progress)
• PaperBadger, the Contributor Badges Project using the CRediT Taxonomy.
• Other Mozilla Foundation projects: OpenNews, Mozilla Learning (who has the Thimble online code editor)
• The CodeMeta project developing a metadata standard for scientific software
• Blog post about discontinuing prettyplotlib development to add support to Seaborn
• CERN two teams using different software and approaches to study the same thing: ATLAS group and CMS group
• CERN Higgs boson findings presented in Comic Sans font.
• cytoscape.js dataviz project
• Mozilla Science Fellowship program & current fellows