🛠 Upcoming series of CSCCE Tools Trials in August/September-2023

Starting this August, the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) is relaunching their open-source Tools Trial series, thanks for new funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

This time around, they’ll be exploring community-focused open-source platforms (think Github, Jitsi, or Mastodon). to understand how they can be used to support and enhance communities.

CSCCE Tool Trials are 60-90min Zoom meetings to collectively investigate how to address one or more use-cases with a specific virtual platform. Generally, each session begins with an overview of the tool and the ways it can be used to support community building, and then two or three community managers who use the tool offer a demo of how they use it.
Explore past Tools Trials on the CSCCE blog.

CSCCE would love to hear from you if you would be interested in sharing your experience convening STEM communities using open-source tools, or if there are specific tools that you are interested in learning more about.
If so, please email info@cscce.org if you would like to get involved.

CSCCE’s first open-source-focused Tools Trial - Facilitating community activities using Github - will take place on 30 August at 11am EDT / 3pm UTC (2023-08-30T15:00:00Z).

Tools Trial Info:

More info:

We’ll start the trial with a short intro to Github - you do not need to be fluent in the platform to attend. Then, we’ll hear how @Reshama S (Data Umbrella), @Anne Lee Steele (The Turing Way), and @Yanina Bellini Saibene (rOpenSci)* use Github to facilitate collaboration on community blog posts and documentation as well as crowdsource ideas and feedback for community calls. We’ll consider additional ways that these strategies could be mobilized within a community, and if other online tools exist that can do similar things.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion, so come prepared to engage with our speakers!

You can find more information on our blog: Facilitating community activities using Github - CSCCE Open-Source Tools Trial 1 - CSCCE

Or add the event onto your calendar from here: CSCCE Open-Source Tools Trial 1 - Facilitating community activities using Github - CSCCE

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*Yalina has already provided some info about how rOpenSci use GitHub Discussion for r-universe project: r-universe-org/help · Discussions · GitHub

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I always find I learn something new and useful from the CSCCE events, so would highly recommend attending if you are able to do so!
(For those who can’t attend, the talks are usually recorded, so I can provide a link to this after, if/when it is available.)