CAT-1 schedule

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The Catalyst program by OLS is for people interested in applying open principles in their work and becoming Open Science ambassadors in their communities.

About

This is a 16-week long personal mentorship and cohort-based training, where participants (organisers, hosts, mentors and project leads/mentees) of this program will:

  • share their expertise and gain knowledge essential to create, lead, and sustain an Open Science project
  • connect with members across different projects, communities, backgrounds, and identities
  • empower each other to become effective Open Science ambassadors in their communities

Participants join this program with a project that they either are already working on or want to develop during this program individually or in teams.

Timeline

The first cohort (CAT-1) runs from August 26th to December 9th, 2024. For more information, see the Catalyst website.

Schedule

During the program,

  • Mentors and mentees meet every 2 weeks for a 30 minutes call
  • Mentees participate every ~2 weeks to 90-minutes cohort calls during which the program leaders introduce new topics and resources, facilitate break-out discussions, and invite experts from the field to give talks
  • Mentees can participate to skill-up, Q&A or coworking sessions in the weeks without cohort calls
  • Mentors take part in mentoring workshop and calls

Organizers will inform participants of the week schedule by email.

Subscribe to the OLS calendar

Week Call Date Topic Agenda
Week 01 (start. August 26, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   1st mentor-mentee meeting  
Week 02 (start. September 02, 2024) Cohort September 03, 2024 Welcome to Open Seeds & Tooling for Project Design  
  Mentor   Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 1  
  Mentor   Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 2  
Week 03 (start. September 09, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   2nd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Cohort September 11, 2024 Welcome to Open Seeds & Tooling for Project Design  
Week 04 (start. September 16, 2024) Cohort September 18, 2024 Tooling for Open Collaboration  
Week 05 (start. September 23, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   3rd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up September 24, 2024 GitHub tutorial for beginners  
Week 06 (start. September 30, 2024) Cohort October 01, 2024 Open Science Garden I  
Week 07 (start. October 07, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   4th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A October 09, 2024 Q&A call  
Week 08 (start. October 14, 2024) Cohort October 16, 2024 Community Management Café I  
Week 09 (start. October 21, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   5th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up October 22, 2024 Open Leadership in Practice  
Week 10 (start. October 28, 2024) Cohort October 29, 2024 Open Science Garden II  
Week 11 (start. November 04, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   6th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up November 06, 2024 Tooling for Collaboration: Open-source software in practice  
Week 12 (start. November 11, 2024) Cohort November 13, 2024 Open Science Garden III  
  Skill-up November 15, 2024 In-depth thematic session: documentation/metadata  
Week 13 (start. November 18, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   7th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up November 21, 2024 Self-care & Social call  
Week 14 (start. November 25, 2024) Cohort November 26, 2024 Community Management Café II  
  Skill-up November 27, 2024 In-depth thematic session: inclusive meetings  
Week 15 (start. December 02, 2024) Mentor-Mentee   8th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up   Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1  
  Skill-up   Final presentation rehearsal - Group 2  
  Skill-up   Final presentation rehearsal - Group 3  
Week 16 (start. December 09, 2024) Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1  
  Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2  
  Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3  
Week 00 (start. ) Mentor   Mentor onboarding group 1  
  Mentor   Mentor onboarding group 2  
  Mentor   Mentor onboarding group 3  

Week 01

Week starting on August 26, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 1st mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on August 26, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Week 02

Week starting on September 02, 2024

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Seeds & Tooling for Project Design

Date: September 03, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Welcome to Open Seeds

  • Tooling for Project Design Introduction

  • Open Canvas

  • Project Roadmapping

Resources

Mentor call: Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 1

Date: During the week starting on September 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 180 min

Mentor call: Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 2

Date: During the week starting on September 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 180 min

Week 03

Week starting on September 09, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 2nd mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on September 09, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Seeds & Tooling for Project Design

Date: September 11, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Welcome to Open Seeds

  • Tooling for Project Design Introduction

  • Open Canvas

  • Project Roadmapping

Resources

Week 04

Week starting on September 16, 2024

Cohort call: Tooling for Open Collaboration

Date: September 18, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Setting up a project

  • ReadMe files: how to make your project welcoming to others

  • A Primer on Open Licenses

  • Designing and enforcing a Code of Conduct

Resources

Week 05

Week starting on September 23, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 3rd mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on September 23, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: GitHub tutorial for beginners

Date: September 24, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • GitHub for Collaboration

  • Introduction to GitHub

  • Creating a small website with GitHub

Resources

Week 06

Week starting on September 30, 2024

Cohort call: Open Science Garden I

Date: October 01, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Open Science Garden(s)

  • Open Science Introduction

  • Prepare, curate, connect: amplifying your data’s impact through reuse

  • How do we learn from each other in global large-scale collaborative research networks?

  • Why open reviews?

Resources

Week 07

Week starting on October 07, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 4th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 07, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Q&A call: Q&A call

Date: October 09, 2024

Duration: 30 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Week 08

Week starting on October 14, 2024

Cohort call: Community Management Café I

Date: October 16, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Community Design for Inclusivity

  • Community Interaction

  • Mountain of Engagement

  • Personas and Pathways

Resources

Week 09

Week starting on October 21, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 5th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 21, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Open Leadership in Practice

Date: October 22, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Introduction to Open Leadership in Practice

Resources

Week 10

Week starting on October 28, 2024

Cohort call: Open Science Garden II

Date: October 29, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Open Science Garden(s)

  • Open Educational Resources

  • Open Access Publication

  • Open Engagement of Social Actors

Resources

Week 11

Week starting on November 04, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 6th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 04, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Tooling for Collaboration: Open-source software in practice

Date: November 06, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Open-source software in practice

  • Good Coding Practices

  • Code Review

  • Package Managements

Resources

Week 12

Week starting on November 11, 2024

Cohort call: Open Science Garden III

Date: November 13, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Open Science Garden(s)

Resources

Skill-up call: In-depth thematic session: documentation/metadata

Date: November 15, 2024

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Documentation and metadata

Resources

Week 13

Week starting on November 18, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 7th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 18, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Self-care & Social call

Date: November 21, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • Personal Ecology and Self Care

Resources

Week 14

Week starting on November 25, 2024

Cohort call: Community Management Café II

Date: November 26, 2024

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Skill-up call: In-depth thematic session: inclusive meetings

Date: November 27, 2024

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

  • How to run inclusive meetings and get community input

Resources

Week 15

Week starting on December 02, 2024

Mentor-Mentee call: 8th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on December 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1

Date: During the week starting on December 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 2

Date: During the week starting on December 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 3

Date: During the week starting on December 02, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Week 16

Week starting on December 09, 2024

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1

Date: During the week starting on December 09, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2

Date: During the week starting on December 09, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3

Date: During the week starting on December 09, 2024 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Talks

Resources

Week 00

Week starting on **

Mentor call: Mentor onboarding group 1

Date: During the week starting on (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Mentor call: Mentor onboarding group 2

Date: During the week starting on (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe

Mentor call: Mentor onboarding group 3

Date: During the week starting on (to define with mentors)

Duration: 60 min

Hosts: Tajuddeen Gwadabe