Below is a sampling of projects, programs and offerings that I’ve worked on or helped build:
- Open Leadership Training — open source project and community management training, teaching project leads, collaborators, or small groups of co-leaders responsible for project success and growth best practices for “working open”.
- Working Open Workshop — a two-day workshop and cohort-based mentorship model to teach open source project and community management skills. The Working Open Workshop was piloted initially by Mozilla’s science program, and serves as the in-person workshop version and foundation for the Open Leadership Training, a pan-Mozilla offering.
- Collaborate (now “Projects”) — the Mozilla Foundation’s first contributor-focused community project portal — a GitHub based portal of open science software and training projects.
- Mozilla Fellowship Program for Science — a 10-month, paid opportunity for open advocates, software developers and educators to champion change within their institution to further open practice.
- Code as a Research Object — a proof of concept integration between a GitHub repo and Figshare to explore a way to better integrate code and scientific software into the scholarly workflow. The project will test building a bridge that will allow users to push code from their GitHub repository to figshare, providing a Digital Object Identifier for the code as a research object.
- Digital Science Catalyst Program — a micro-grant (under 25,000 GBP) funding scheme for new and innovative ideas to further advance scientific software.
- figshare — helped the startup secure their ability to apply persistent, standard digital object identifiers (“DOI”s) to data.
- DataKind UK — advised and helped launch the first international chapter (and independent charity) for DataKind, upholding the main organizational vision of using data in the service of humanity.
- Sage Bionetworks — a non-profit medical research organization, started with governance and commons-based systems support from Creative Commons. The Science team at Creative Commons helped with the organization’s launch, first annual event, and in the building of “Sage Commons”, a public resource and information platform for scientists, research foundations, and research institutions. The purpose of the Commons was to “to share research and development of biological network models and their application to human disease and biology.”
- Creative Commons Zero (“CC0”) — CC0 enables scientists, educators, artists and other creators and owners of copyright- or database-protected content to waive those interests in their works and thereby place them as completely as possible in the public domain. CC0 was developed by the Science Commons team, who also led the user-testing, community implementation, and advocacy for open data.
- Principles of Open Science — the first “open science” principles, crafted and co-designed with key members of the community as part of the Policy and Technology for e-science workshop at the 2008 Euroscience Open Forum.
- GreenXchange — an online marketplace and proof-of-concept where companies shared intellectual property developed by them in order to stir up innovation in industries in which they themselves do not compete. It was launched at Davos, Switzerland in January 2010 by Nike, Creative Commons and Best Buy. The project infrastructure, legal underpinning and coordination was led by the Science team at Creative Commons (formerly, Science Commons).