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Add an audio contribution to Your Number Ones, episode 01.01.02

the-method/podcast

In our second episode, we ask scientists and science-lovers to give us their Number Ones! What are the Number One issues and innovations in science?

  • What do you think is number one issue in science today?
  • What do you think is number one exciting innovation in science today?

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Updated 02/06/2017 18:38

How To Format Resources

GrantRVD/data-neuroscience

The syllabus will be built around “resources,” which are essentially little bits of (JSON-style) metadata containing the reference DOIs and/or URLs to fetch and retreive the data, along with information to make it easy to rebuild the static webpage without having to manually edit web page content. In addition, it provides a way to add resources with pull-requests.

I’d like to hear what format people more experienced with JSON-based data recommend. As in, what data should the template include.

The current consensus will be represented in the resource-template.json

Updated 02/06/2017 17:07

The repo need a detailed description of the folder contained

edovio/Open_Student_Book

The Repository need a better explanation of where are the content and how is organized.

  • [x] Create a Folder description file
  • [ ] Collect feedback about the file created

Il Repository ha necessita di una migliore descrizione di dove sono i contenuti e come sono organizzati * [x] Creare un file di descrizione delle cartelle * [ ] Raccogliere Feedback sul file creato

Updated 02/06/2017 15:19 1 Comments

Create a flow for checking with user that the EIN is for the org they want

opentechinstitute/990-scraper

Potentially:

  • give the user the top three search results, with name, city, state, and type of org (based on ntee code)
  • user selects the right one, “Skip,” or “select first result for all remaining rows”
  • if it is correct, then run lookUpByEIN() and return info
  • if not, skip that row and leave it blank

save these preferences until they add different org names

Updated 02/06/2017 15:10 1 Comments

Ordering of episodes

data-lessons/library-python-intro

Ordering of assigning variables and data types is perhaps not the best.

One suggestion would be to swap episodes 2 and 3.

Another suggestion would be to break down episode 2 and 3 in different blocks and ordering in a logical flow order.

For instance, have a look at http://nbviewer.jupyter.org/github/fbkarsdorp/python-course/blob/master/Chapter%201%20-%20Getting%20started.ipynb

Updated 02/06/2017 12:17

Episode 6: Extend with examples

data-lessons/library-openrefine

The re-worked episodes structure has left this episode rather thin.

It needs at least some exercises added in. Potentially it could be well served by some additional content but not sure what.

Please add Exercises as priority, and discuss potential additional content in this issue

Updated 09/06/2017 14:39 2 Comments

DIY Science Funding | Get paid for consultancy

DIYScience/DIYScience

Each issue in this project will be flagged for attention in the Mozilla Global Sprint, 1-2nd June 2017. To help new contributors, please use this title format then copy+paste the following text for all new issues and fill in as apropriate - Thanks!

This issue belongs to the DIY Science Network: Connecting and supporting initiatives that engage with science from a grassroots, non-institutional position: diybio community labs, civic environmental monitoring projects, patient activism groups, bioart collectives, interdisciplinary science hacking communities…

PROJECT: “How to get Funding” We are gathering information and best practice on different modes and sources of funding for DIY science initiatives. This should give us a good overview of what kind of funding is available in different countries (and where there could be more), what it’s like to access that funding, and what kind of projects we are using that funding for. Each issue represents one funding source/model.

How to contribute

1. Describe a funding source/model

For each new funding source we document, make a new issue using this template (first check through the existing issues to make sure one doesn’t already exist). You can also check this brainstorm list for ideas.

+++++++++++++++++++ FUNDING SOURCE/MODEL: Get paid as a DIY Science / open science / community building / co-creation / open source hardware (etc) consultant DESCRIPTION: Your knowledge is valuable. Get paid to consult others and use the income to support your project/space/DIYscience mission/lifestyle. +++++++++++++++++++

2. Add comments

Please add information in the comments if you have experience with this kind of funding, good or bad. Alternatively, if you don’t have personal experience, you can also help by researching others who have been funded this way.

This is the kind of information we’re looking for: - NAME OF THE INITIATIVE (links, contacts, any relevant information about your status as an organisation etc): - DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT (links etc): - AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED: - COMMENTS:

Thanks!

Updated 02/06/2017 09:56 2 Comments

DIY Science Funding | Get paid for running workshops/trainings

DIYScience/DIYScience

Each issue in this project will be flagged for attention in the Mozilla Global Sprint, 1-2nd June 2017. To help new contributors, please use this title format then copy+paste the following text for all new issues and fill in as apropriate - Thanks!

This issue belongs to the DIY Science Network: Connecting and supporting initiatives that engage with science from a grassroots, non-institutional position: diybio community labs, civic environmental monitoring projects, patient activism groups, bioart collectives, interdisciplinary science hacking communities…

PROJECT: “How to get Funding” We are gathering information and best practice on different modes and sources of funding for DIY science initiatives. This should give us a good overview of what kind of funding is available in different countries (and where there could be more), what it’s like to access that funding, and what kind of projects we are using that funding for. Each issue represents one funding source/model.

How to contribute

1. Describe a funding source/model

For each new funding source we document, make a new issue using this template (first check through the existing issues to make sure one doesn’t already exist). You can also check this brainstorm list for ideas.

+++++++++++++++++++ FUNDING SOURCE/MODEL: Run workshops or trainings related to DIY science DESCRIPTION: Either get hired by someone to run a workshop, or charge participants directly. Use the income to support your project/space/DIYscience mission/lifestyle. +++++++++++++++++++

2. Add comments

Please add information in the comments if you have experience with this kind of funding, good or bad. Alternatively, if you don’t have personal experience, you can also help by researching others who have been funded this way.

This is the kind of information we’re looking for: - NAME OF THE INITIATIVE (links, contacts, any relevant information about your status as an organisation etc): - DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT (links etc): - AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED: - COMMENTS:

Thanks!

Updated 02/06/2017 10:04 3 Comments

Create Web portal for registering chiefs

Obadha/baraza-android-app

Chiefs will be registered by admins. We should have an online portal where this will happen. The idea is for chiefs not to register themselves, to prevent just anyone from registering themselves as chief!

The portal(website) will act as a window into the Baraza platform. Anyone who wants any information on Baraza, but are not necessarily users will come here.

Cases might also be visible, but maybe identities of involved partied might be hidden. Food for thought.

Tasks: Create web registration portal for chiefs. Deliverables: Registration portal.

Updated 19/07/2017 05:40 3 Comments

Guide to discovering articles for PJC

SamanthaHindle/preprint_JournalClub

This is a great idea, but for people starting with Preprints and seeing the value of reviewing them, it might be a good idea to provide some outline on how to discover preprints? Considering there are several repositories, some have already been published (defeating the PJC idea), it is important to have the right discovery process to find preprints relevant to the JC’s interests.

It could be so simple as providing a resource list of preprint places, and as granular as curating several lists for various topics.

Maybe we can discuss here?

Updated 08/07/2017 18:40 8 Comments

When to use/not to use.

data-lessons/library-openrefine

This is based on a conversation here at Berkeley, so credit to @scottcpeterson as well.

As part of the introduction about the uses of OpenRefine, it might be useful also discuss its limitations and when it should be used independently versus in concert with other tools (regex, Python, etc).

Updated 03/06/2017 10:25 12 Comments

When the API gives us an NTEE code, convert it to human language

opentechinstitute/990-scraper

When we ask the Propublica API for an ntee_code, it returns things like D45, N14, and H56, which are not very interesting on their own. HOWEVER, those letters and numbers correspond to specific categories like O21: Boys Clubs, K: Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition, and D50: Zoo, Zoological Society. It would be much more useful and readable if we translated something like I44 to one cell “Crime, Legal Related” and another cell “Prison Alternatives.”

I’ve attached a document published by the IRS that gives the key to all these codes, but maybe there’s a structured dataset somewhere?

This is for you, dear open source contributor, to find out.

eobk13.pdf

Updated 01/06/2017 22:30

Grouping map features by type

open-omaha/omaha-parks

The city’s shapefiles for park areas include 70 different attributes, which is way too many for a user to filter through. But, maybe one way to make this better for users is to group these attributes by type (e.g., Sports and Recreation, Play Structures, etc.). This may not grab everything (e.g., bathroom access) but those can be singled out as additional features/options. The full list of parks and features are in the Google Doc.

Updated 05/06/2017 13:48 2 Comments

Update the Table of Contents

data-lessons/library-webscraping

The structure of the revised lesson should follow along these lines: 1. Introduction: What is Web Scraping? 2. Document Structure and Selectors 3. Introduction to Requests and Beautiful Soup 4. Advanced Web Scraping Using Python and Beautiful Soup 5. Conclusion

We need to update the Table of Contents to reflect these changes.

Updated 01/06/2017 20:13

Mock up pages design

ipsha21/altruism-in-tech

A place to collect all the mock ups for different pages in the website:

  • home page - index.html
  • mentor registration page - add.html
  • display mentor database page - find.html
  • mentor profile page - mentor#1.html
  • write a testimonial page - test.html
  • request mentorship page - req.html
  • about page
  • contact page
  • FAQ page

Ps: All the pages have a common default layout i.e., the header and the footer.

Updated 02/06/2017 07:00 1 Comments

Review/Edit Section 0.0 and 0.1 of Open Leadership Training (README)

dbild/teen-open-leadership

Review, comment, edit google doc for Section 0.0 and 0.1 of open leadership training. Please use “suggesting” function google doc so we can track changes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FmdELSzNEt9qRduwxuhE0FMX3sHsrpsHcLY7QAOYwsI/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CRzRBSgb5pV3Y0ecmOXD1wH5x-1Teo-vqSuI5MmOJ7M/edit?usp=sharing

This issue is a “sub-issue” of #5

Updated 02/06/2017 19:35

Generate a Tracker Chart

pomochieng/Jilinde-App

This will move with the call Id, each stage a survivor has reached the tracker will show progress.

One is able to track progress of a call id and if it has not moved from police to hospital then the industry players get notification as a reminder.

Updated 01/06/2017 17:09

non- 'single atomic value'

data-lessons/library-sql

http://data-lessons.github.io/library-sql/05-supplement/ mentions

“ Every row-column combination contains a single atomic value,i.e.,not containing parts we might want to work with separately ”

However, the example has a column name ISSNs (plural, pipe-separated)

Updated 01/06/2017 16:05

DIY Science Funding | crowdfunding

DIYScience/DIYScience

Each issue in this project will be flagged for attention in the Mozilla Global Sprint, 1-2nd June 2017. To help new contributors, please use this title format then copy+paste the following text for all new issues and fill in as apropriate - Thanks!

This issue belongs to the DIY Science Network: Connecting and supporting initiatives that engage with science from a grassroots, non-institutional position: diybio community labs, civic environmental monitoring projects, patient activism groups, bioart collectives, interdisciplinary science hacking communities…

PROJECT: “How to get Funding” We are gathering information and best practice on different modes and sources of funding for DIY science initiatives. This should give us a good overview of what kind of funding is available in different countries (and where there could be more), what it’s like to access that funding, and what kind of projects we are using that funding for. Each issue represents one funding source/model.

How to contribute

1. Describe a funding source/model

For each new funding source we document, make a new issue using this template (first check through the existing issues to make sure one doesn’t already exist). You can also check this brainstorm list for ideas.

+++++++++++++++++++ FUNDING SOURCE/MODEL: crowdfunding DESCRIPTION: get paid in advance for what you will do/create via crowdfunding platforms, could be used to ask for donations, too. +++++++++++++++++++

2. Add comments

Please add information in the comments if you have experience with this kind of funding, good or bad. Alternatively, if you don’t have personal experience, you can also help by researching others who have been funded this way.

This is the kind of information we’re looking for: - NAME OF THE INITIATIVE (links, contacts, any relevant information about your status as an organisation etc): - DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT (links etc): - AMOUNT OF MONEY INVOLVED: - COMMENTS:

Thanks!

Updated 03/06/2017 08:34 6 Comments

DIY Science Funding | Commercial sponsors

DIYScience/DIYScience

Each issue in this project will be flagged for attention in the Mozilla Global Sprint, 1-2nd June 2017. To help new contributors, please use this title format then copy+paste the following text for all new issues and fill in as apropriate - Thanks!

This issue belongs to the DIY Science Network: Connecting and supporting initiatives that engage with science from a grassroots, non-institutional position: diybio community labs, civic environmental monitoring projects, patient activism groups, bioart collectives, interdisciplinary science hacking communities…

PROJECT: “How to get Funding” We are gathering information and best practice on different modes and sources of funding for DIY science initiatives. This should give us a good overview of what kind of funding is available in different countries (and where there could be more), what it’s like to access that funding, and what kind of projects we are using that funding for. Each issue represents one funding source/model.

How to contribute

1. Describe a funding source/model

For each new funding source we document, make a new issue using this template (first check through the existing issues to make sure one doesn’t already exist). You can also check this brainstorm list for ideas.

+++++++++++++++++++ FUNDING SOURCE/MODEL: Commercial sponsorship DESCRIPTION: Get companies to sponsor your event (relatively small amounts of money) +++++++++++++++++++

2. Add comments

Please add information in the comments if you have experience with this kind of funding, good or bad. Alternatively, if you don’t have personal experience, you can also help by researching others who have been funded this way.

This is the kind of information we’re looking for: - NAME OF THE INITIATIVE WHO APPLIED (links, contacts, any relevant information about your status as an organisation etc): - DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT YOU APPLIED WITH (links etc): - AMOUNT OF MONEY APPLIED FOR: - AMOUNT OF MONEY RECEIVED: - COMMENTS:

Thanks!

Updated 02/06/2017 09:01 1 Comments

Build the animate.css and active.css file

PiReel/PiReel-Website

Hi we need help building the animate and active css files if you would like to contribute please feel free to. We are looking for contributors and learners (It doesn’t matter) who would like to help or learn the basics of building css3 “keyframes” and classes to associate them with.

The discussion topics will be:
1. Naming keyframes by using categories
2. Assigning active element actions to classes versus tags
3. CSS file organization

Code can be submitted as a pull request just post an issue and submit a pull request with the css that you want to add in a file.

Updated 01/06/2017 13:17

Rewrite sections "Filtering" and "Building more complex queries"

data-lessons/library-sql

02-basic-queries SAYS:

Databases can also filter data – selecting only the data meeting certain criteria. For example, let’s say we only want data for a specific ISSN for the Theory and Applications of Mathematics & Computer Science journal, which has a ISSN code 2067-2764|2247-6202. We need to add a WHERE clause to our query:

SELECT * FROM articles WHERE issns=‘2067-2764|2247-6202’;

But 2067-2764|2247-6202 is not a ISSN code, it’s a combination of 2 (pipe-separated). In case you want to match both at the same time this is not the way, cause - in a row of the table they might be ordered differently within the field - these 2 could be among 3 or more If you’re also looking for 1 of the 2 matched, this query wouldn’t return them either.

First focus on fields that have 1 entry, perhaps ?

Updated 01/06/2017 16:08

Enable listeners and API for the console

PiReel/PiReel-Website

The Pi Reel console is set to understand “key: value” pairs. The planned framework for this is to use the a custom built, “jEditor” object to store and set/get information.

If you would like to contribute to this issue we are looking for people who have experience with coding in javascript as well as implementing strategies for integration of the console with PHP or python.

You are also welcome if you would like to learn more or just have a different perspective you would like to share.

  • [] Advantages of using:
    • “class jEditor{ / code / }” vs. “jEditor = { /code/ }”
  • [] Enable syntax specific listeners
  • [] Enable code completion and help
Updated 01/06/2017 12:58

Documentation for Pi Reel

PiReel/PiReel-Website

Since Pi Reel is in the startup phases of being built the documentation is going to be repeatedly edited and fixed for organizational purposes and conciseness.

If you would like to contribute to this issue we are looking to discuss:
1. Organization of the table of contents
2. How often should we update the docs
3. How should we store the docs and references ( gh-wiki, google, or website. )

But please feel free to chime in on anything related to Pi Reel because it probably needs to be documented. :)

Below is a checklist of things that need to be documented. Their are 2 categories: framework and user interface. Their will also be a miscellaneous category for odd items.

If you would like to add an item to the list please just leave a comment.

Framework

  • [] Document elements registered with x-tags
  • [] Document mixins for the registered elements
  • [] Document custom javascript API
  • [] Document php.ini and httpd.config
  • [] Document console syntax and rules

UI

  • [] Instructions for the console
  • [] Instructions for the key frame console
  • [] Instructions for the Data Feed
  • [] Instructions for the project header bar
  • [] Instructions for the canvas and the tray

Misc

  • [] Write a guide for Pi Reels XAMPP installion from USB
  • [] Write a reference sheet for Pi Reels console
  • [] Write a reference sheet for the javascript API
Updated 01/06/2017 12:45

Data hacking to create overall network visualization of researcher relationships OR citation network

jasonclark/linked-people-bioscience

There are about 35 researchers that form the network included in this release. Any ideas for these specific visualizations are welcome. Brainstorming and sketching without code are welcome.

Each researcher has a profile page which has some nice data (rdf, json-ld) behind the scenes in the markup.

This includes structured data for the page. https://arc.lib.montana.edu/linked-bioscience/about.json?id=2

And structured data for the person. https://arc.lib.montana.edu/linked-bioscience/person.json?id=2

And an indexable/spiderable list of all json-ld files is available in a sitemap. https://arc.lib.montana.edu/linked-bioscience/sitemap-list-jsonld.xml

Those are open data endpoints that can be used to power a research network visualization.

I also have a list of publications produced by these researchers since 2008. It is in a .CSV format and can be a data source for a visualization related to the works created by the group.

Publication list as .csv

Updated 21/06/2017 16:32 6 Comments

Help us compile & categorize a list of local digital inclusion programs/partners in Chicago

deniselinn/connectchicago

Chicago is lucky in the sense that there are many nonprofits, government agencies, community organizations, faith organizations, companies, and social enterprises all playing different roles in our digital inclusion ecosystem.

Our Connect Chicago Meetup community got started on the list below at our April 2017 Meetup convening. We’ve placed their work in this collaborative Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cGyplc4Gyi2gqMWyggDiEgTEJwYwfgJgZwQfQ8on7gY/edit?usp=sharing To contribute programs/information, please add to this directly or feel free to insert comments.

Updated 01/06/2017 17:50 1 Comments

Let’s improve our inventory of public computing & public WiFi in Chicago

deniselinn/connectchicago

We have a map + csv of public computing locations & public wifi locations we know of right now: http://connectchicago.org/locator/ Unfortunately, this is difficult data to gather and maintain! We’re always looking for local experts to help us update information and add new resources.

To submit updates/additions, please jump into our collaborative Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cGyplc4Gyi2gqMWyggDiEgTEJwYwfgJgZwQfQ8on7gY/edit?usp=sharing

Updated 01/06/2017 17:51

Help us make collect + catalogue online training resources that we can all share

deniselinn/connectchicago

Background: There are countless platforms that provide digital training online and compile lists of online digital training! We’re interested in working in the open to compile these tools, but also categorizing & reviewing them in a useful way for trainers in Chicago and elsewhere.

You can see a current list of tools/trainings + a draft list of resource categories in our collaborative Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cGyplc4Gyi2gqMWyggDiEgTEJwYwfgJgZwQfQ8on7gY/edit# Jump to the section “Help us make collect + catalogue online training resources that we can all share” to insert content/questions/comments/recommendations.

Updated 01/06/2017 17:51

Nominate a Chicago digital inclusion champion

deniselinn/connectchicago

Do you know a great tech equity advocate, a trainer/teacher, or someone else working in digital inclusion that is worth celebrating? Please share their name below so we can shine a light on their work and amplify their voice! Here is an example of an article about a champion, David Lane: http://connectchicago.org/connect-chicago-champion-david-lane-of-ywca/

To nominate someone, you can reply to this issue or jump into this Connect Chicago Collaborative Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cGyplc4Gyi2gqMWyggDiEgTEJwYwfgJgZwQfQ8on7gY/edit?usp=sharing

Updated 01/06/2017 17:52

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