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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.