Academia Town Hall
GitHub and the eScience Institute at University of Washington invite you an evening of discussion around the topic of "What can academia learn from open source?"
Short presentations from our distinguished panelists below will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Arfon Smith, GitHub's resident open source and science enthusiast.
- Daniel Halperin (University of Washington)
- Katy Huff (UC Berkeley)
- Dan Katz (National Science Foundation)
- Marina Meila (University of Washington)
- Jake VanderPlas (University of Washington)
Software plays a vital role in much of academic research and yet its development and maintenance is often not considered a creditable research activity. As leaders in their respective fields, our speakers will discuss the role of software in academia today, how institutions must adapt to support these important software tools and their producers and what the academy can learn from the credit and leadership models found in open source communities.
The event will take place from 6pm-9pm in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA 102) at UW on the evening of February 2, and will be followed by a reception in the WRF Data Science Studio.