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Do you have a coding project that could benefit from collaboration, or

software skills you'd like to share?


If so, check out the Open Science Codefest 2014.



WHAT: Open Science Codefest will gather researchers from ecology,

biodiversity science, and other earth and environmental sciences with

computer scientists, software engineers, and developers to collaborate

on coding projects of mutual interest.


WHEN: September 2-4, 2014


WHERE: The Fess Parker Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA


COST: Registration is free. Rooms are available at the Fess Parker at a

discounted rate. Register here:



Inspired by hack-a-thons and organized in the participant-driven,

unconference style, the Open Science Codefest is for anyone with an

interesting problem, solution, or idea that intersects environmental

science and computer programming. This is the conference where you will

actually get stuff done -- whether that's coding up a new R module,

developing an ontology, working on a data repository, creating data

visualizations, dreaming up an interactive eco-game, discussing an idea,

or any other concrete collaborative goal that interests a group of people.


Suggest a session topic or review proposed sessions in the Open Science

Codefest Github project



To suggest a session, create a "New Issue" and apply the "proposed

session" label.


Email the Codefest team at: codefest@nceas.ucsb.edu


Learn more on the Codefest website:


Please forward this announcement and spread the word about Open Science

Codefest 2014. People from a wide variety of disciplines, geographic

regions, and skill levels are encouraged to attend!


Follow us on Twitter #OSCodefest



LeeAnne French, MESM

Associate Director of Communication and Outreach

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)

University of California, Santa Barbara



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