One of the main themes at the Science Online London Conference last weekend was data, with several sessions devoted to publishing primary research data, connecting scientific data from various resources, and a scientific experiment taking place before and during the conference (Green Chain reaction).
David McCandless talked about Data Visualization, a fascinating way to filter and make sense of the enormous amounts of data that we produce. This is of course also very relevant to science. Those that couldn’t attend the conference, or were in one of the parallel sessions like myself (speaking about author identifiers), can watch this video of a TED talk that David gave in July:
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Why should we work where we live?
Photo by Danyu Wang / UnsplashAt the SciFoo Camp this weekend Erin McKiernan and I moderated an unconference session on the topic Why should we work where we live? This was a spontaneous idea after we had talked about this topic on Friday (Erin lives in Mexico with a job in Canada, ...