OSSci Meetup: Increasing Research Impact Through Open Source and Open Data

Join us in discussing how we can increase research impact through Open Source and Open Data

This is a free event - but registration is required

Science must communicate. Digital assets have become a fundamental building block of scientific communication, including the sharing of results that need to be reproduced or replicated before they can be accepted as science. Open source software communities have evolved sophisticated technologies to share and organize digital assets according to principles that have enabled collaborations of unprecedented scales.

But there is a gap: university research groups are too often unaware of open source communities and practices that could accelerate insights in their research labs and classrooms. And open source communities, including many stakeholders in industry, too often fail to notice university research that could lead to high-impact innovation.

Join us for an exciting evening organized by a collaboration of NumFOCUS, the Open Source Program Office UC Santa Cruz, OSSci, and IBM Research.


Scott Brandt (moderator), Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at the University of California Office of the President and former UC Santa Cruz Vice Chancellor for Research

Juanita Gómez is a passionate programmer, mathematician and open source advocate; former developer of Spyder IDE at Quansight. She has a BS in Pure Mathematics from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. position in Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz. She is a community manager for the Scientific Python project, a community effort to better coordinate and support scientific Python libraries.

Zander Matheson is the CEO and Founder of Bytewax – an open-source-driven Python stream processing framework. His previous experience prior to Bytewax had been as a data scientist at GitHub and Heroku. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, and when not at his computer, likes to get outdoors.

Benedict John Paten, Associate Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, and Director, Computational Genomics Lab, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute

Jose Renau, Professor, UC Santa Cruz, and head of the Micro Architecture at Santa Cruz (MASC) group

Alexy Khrabrov, OSSci Community Director

Carlos Maltzahn, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, UC Santa Cruz, Founder and Director of the Center for Research in Open Source Software (cross.ucsc.edu), Co-Founder of the Ceph open source distributed storage system project, PI of the Open Source Program Office, UC Santa Cruz (ospo.ucsc.edu).

Brought to you by:

  • NumFOCUS
  • Open Source Program Office (OSPO) UC Santa Cruz
  • Open Source Science Initiative (OSSci)
  • IBM Research

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Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Hay Barn
1008 Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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