Our San Francisco Outreach Meeting and Codefest took place at the GitHub office in San Francisco, CA on November 3-4. We focused on enabling entrepreneurship with ORCID APIs and open data. Our goal was to bring together people who create and use research information systems and software to stimulate conversations, partnerships, and collaborations, and ultimately develop practical applications that improve information interoperability. We shared our 2016 Roadmap, and ORCID technical staff were there in force for a two-day-long open office, including a CodeFest and hands-on API training session. .
Our keynote speakers were Kaitlin Thaney, Director of the Mozilla Science Lab, a project designed to help researchers around the world use the internet to transform scientific practice, and Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef. Opening keynote, Thaney, brings to her post a rich experience in technology start-ups and open access, having run the science program at Creative Commons, external partnerships at the start-up incubator Digital Science, and communications for a joint project on education technology between MIT and Microsoft. Closing keynote, Bilder, has over 20 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology, including nearly 10 years at CrossRef as well as three years as Chief Technology Officer of Ingenta.
This Outreach Meeting reflected and indulged GitHub’s open meeting space, with an emphasis on technology-enabled interaction and collaboration. More details, together with information about the program sessions, will be posted on the program page when available.
ORCID is founded on open principles - open source code, open APIs, open data, and open community. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this and all ORCID Outreach Meetings are free of charge.