Partially Attended

an irregularly updated blog by Ian Mulvany

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aws london summit notes

Amazon Web Summit London 2015 ##¬†Keynote There were about three thousand people at the summit. I chatted to a few people throughout the day. Their experience with AWS ranged from moderate use through to just being at the evaluation stage. The keynote highlighted AWS’s approach of wanting to put the customer in control, and to remove all unnecessary work from the customer in terms of managing IT. AWS has grown enormously, they are estimated to have five times the compute power on hand than all other cloud providers combined. ... (more)

looking for ideas for our wikimania talk on open scholarship tools

Inspired somewhat by the aweome, along with Martin Fenner, we proposed a session for the upcoming Wikimania conference. We will be talking about Open Scholarship Tools on Sunday the 10th of August at 9:30 am. In our outline for our talk we have decided to possibly think about: CrossRef API (and possibly also the DataCite and ORCID APIs) Pandoc Rstudio Zotero iPython Notebook Plotly Datawrapper What do you think we should try to cover in our 30 minute slot? ... (more)

SpotOn day 2.

Yesterday was awesome, let’s see how today goes. I was watching from afar, as my wife attended, and now I’m here for the afternoon sessions. sessions: Ben Goldacre publishing data, what’s in it for researchers? now on to the sessions! [Incentivising Open Access][ioa]. (top) Nice panel, you can see the list of the panel on the site homepage, I’ll again, mostly focus on the trend of the discussion. ... (more)

SpotOn day 1.

I’ll keep a partial, live-idsh blog going during the day. I’ve been going to these things, I think, since about 2008. I really like these meetings. I’m going to probably keep these notes pretty lightweight. sessions: Ben Goldacre Kamila Session on whether science journalism will be replaced Altmetric track now on to the sessions! Ben Goldacre - opening keynote, on data. . (top) Ben is talking about the issues that arise when you place a lot of data in one place. ... (more)

Last minute changes to our solo12journals line up.

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Cancelled :( Drinks with Chris Wiggins.

CANCELLED Due to flight cancellations out of NY, Chris won’t be making it over to this side of the pond, so sadly we will be calling the event off. London is a great city to live in if you are interested in technology. It has to be one of the best cities in the world for people working on the interface between science, tech and te web. Tonight I’ll be going to the awesome Same As Christmass Quiz, and tomorrow night Chris Wiggins will be passing through from New York, and there will be a chance to meet up with him for a pint and a chat. ... (more)

The Future of Knowledge Organisation on the Web, a one day conference.

I’m attending this event today, and I’m going to keep some notes as the day progresses. There are a couple of oddities about the event: No Coffee. That’s a bit of a pity No power outlets in the conference room. Not many conferences have that, but one would think that it is a no brainer, especially for any meeting about the web, and in particular linked data. To add to that, there also seems to be no public wifi. ... (more)