On the 29th of May the Dutch Open Science Communities, together with the ACOS team, will organise an Open Science Barcamp at the SURF offices in Utrecht (at the central station).
So, what is a Barcamp?
A Barcamp is an all-day-long event with no predetermined program – the topics of all sessions are determined on the spot. The venue consists of one big plenary room and several smaller break-out rooms. During the plenary sessions, anyone can grab the mic and propose a topic for a break-out session. Next, you can join any of those break-out sessions and get to work!
Break-out sessions can have any format: discussion groups (e.g. ‘the perfect publishing system’), knowledge sessions (e.g. ‘how to make your data FAIR’), practical sessions a.k.a. hack-a-tons (e.g. ‘Let’s make a new tool on the spot!’) or any other format that you can think of. Anything goes as long as you stay within the strict time limit of 40 minutes per session.
The break-out sessions are interleaved with plenary sessions where we will update each other on what was going on during the breaks out sessions and propose new break out sessions. This continues until 17.00, when it is time for drinks and pizza!
Lots of meeting new people! Lots of inspiration! Lot’s of energy!
Date: 29th of May (10.00 – 20.00) @ SURF Utrecht (at Utrecht Central Station: Kantoren Hoog Overborch, Moreelsepark 48).
Tickets: Please note that there are two types of tickets: one for researchers and one for non-researchers (e.g. support staff, librarians, etc.). We aim for a balance of about 80% researchers and 20% non-researchers at this event and have capped the amount available tickets accordingly. In total, there are 70 tickets available. First come, first serve!
The lunch and pizzas will be predominantly vegetarian (and vegan). If you have specific dietary restrictions, please contact us at OSBarcamp.NL@gmail.com.
NB: the Open Science Barcamp Utrecht is a based on the very successful Open Science Barcamp Berlin format (https://www.open-science-conference.eu/barcamp/).