MozFest

By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Georg Link, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Open communities lack a shared language to talk about metrics and share best practices. Metrics are aggregate information that summarise raw data into a single number, stripping away any context of data. Pedagogical metric displays are an idea for metrics that include an explanation and educates the user on how to interpret the metric. Metrics are inherently biased and can lead to discrimination. Many problems brought up during the MozFest session are worked on in the CHAOSS project.

By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, Yo Yehudi, InterMine, Cambridge University, David

By Aleksandra Pawlik, Training Leader.

After 2013's success of running the session on "What makes good code..." the Institute helped in running another session at this year's Mozilla Festival. The focus of the session was on "designing open lessons on Teaching Data on the Web by filling in gaps between current workshop offerings, and building domain-specific content."

The session was originally proposed by Data Carpentry with Karthik Ram (ROpenSci) as the main facilitator. Karthik was supported by Robert Davey (The Genome Analysis Centre), Milena Marin (School of Data),…

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