We had an incredibly productive 2018 and we’d like to take a moment today to share highlights from the year. Photo: Open Source Alliance for Open Scholarship Handbook Hackathon participants at the Siegel Family Endowment offices in July.
Sponsored Projects Program
- Our projects brought in 7 grants this year, totaling over $1 million. Go team!
- Our Sponsored Project Program grew this year to include PREreview, who recently announced two new grants and an exciting partnership with Outbreak Science.
- Stencila was awarded a grant from the Sloan Foundation that’ll support the growth of their team - they’re hiring! Applications due early next year - please share widely!
- The Dat Project overhauled its governance, received a Mozilla Open Source Sustainability Award, was selected to host a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow, and continued exciting partnerships to build decentralized solutions for scholarly data preservation, support offline friendly tech like Digital Democracy's Mapeo, and grow innovation the broader peer-to-peer community through our Fellow Darius, friends like Beaker Browser, events like Dat Night, WhySpace, and Internet Archive’s DWeb Summit. We also published a paper in Scientific Data!
- We’ll be announcing two new sponsored projects soon - stay tuned!
Collaborative Communities Program
- We brought together five funders and thirty people active in open source for science and scholarship to convene the second Open Source Alliance for Open Scholarship meeting, in collaboration with Coko. The work from this meeting is coming online now and will be officially launched in January (so, let us know if you find typos before the launch).
- We organized or participating in leadership teams that ran many events this year, including the Open Source Alliance for Open Scholarship Handbook Hackathon, the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools, and a workshop for Chan Zuckerberg Science grantees on open collaboration. We are always interested in working with communities who want to grow collaboration skills and/or build collaboratively owned infrastructure!
- We ran four amazing community calls in featuring over 29 incredible speakers and projects in public interest technology. (February 2018, May 2018, September 2018, December 2018)
- The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is supporting our research in to sustainability issues in open source scientific and data software by funding a research project called “Identifying Systemic Challenges to the Sustainability of Data Driven Tooling.”
- Danielle spoke at the Open Research Funders Group Meeting in DC and already plans to attend three meetings focused on sustainability in open source and open infrastructure in 2019.
- We’re helping to organize two amazing conferences in 2019. OpenCon Cascadia in February and csv,conf,v4 in May - call csv,conf for proposals is open now!
Other Fun Code for Science & Society News
- Danielle and Joe gave 18 talks this year - including two keynotes - at events including FORCE2018, Aaron Swartz Day, The Decentralized Web Summit, Online Northwest, and Mozfest.
- This year we organized, lead, or facilitated 8 global events!
- We added 2 board members and 1 board advisor to our incredible, amazing board. We are so lucky to work with this team!
Join us to advance technology in the public interest!
- Stencila is hiring! Please share, applications are due in early January.
- In the Pacific Northwest? Join us in February for OpenCon Cascadia!
- See you in Portland for csv,conf,v4 - call for proposals is open until February.
- Support public interest technology, open source sustainability, and our incredible community of sponsored projects at donate.codeforscience.org.
Thanks to our amazing community, who make all of this possible. See you in 2019! Do you like email? Join our mailing list!