OLS-4 schedule

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During the program,

Organizers will inform participants of the week schedule by email.

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Week Call Date Topic Agenda
Week 01 (start. September 13, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   1st mentor-mentee meeting  
  Mentor September 16, 2021 (16:00 European Time) Mentor onboarding group 1  
  Mentor September 17, 2021 (10:00 European Time) Mentor onboarding group 2  
Week 02 (start. September 20, 2021) Cohort September 22, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
  Mentor September 22, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 1  
  Mentor September 23, 2021 (10:00 European Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 2  
Week 03 (start. September 27, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   2nd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Cohort September 29, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
Week 04 (start. October 04, 2021) Cohort October 06, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects  
Week 05 (start. October 11, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   3rd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up October 13, 2021 (13:30 European Time) GitHub tutorial for beginners  
Week 06 (start. October 18, 2021) Cohort October 20, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Open Science I: Project Development and Introduction to Working Open  
Week 07 (start. October 25, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   4th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A October 27, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Q&A call  
Week 08 (start. November 01, 2021) Cohort November 03, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Community design for inclusivity  
Week 09 (start. November 08, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   5th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up November 10, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Open Leadership: Academia, industry and beyond!  
Week 10 (start. November 15, 2021) Cohort November 17, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination  
Week 11 (start. November 22, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   6th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A November 24, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Q&A call  
Week 12 (start. November 29, 2021) Cohort December 01, 2021 (18:00 European Time) Diversity and Inclusion & Ally skills  
Week 13 (start. December 06, 2021) Mentor-Mentee   7th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up December 08, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Self-care & Social call  
Week 14 (start. December 13, 2021) Cohort December 15, 2021 (13:30 European Time) Open Science III: Next steps - applying FAIR research principles  
Week 15 (start. January 10, 2022) 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. January 17, 2022) Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1  
  Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2  
  Cohort   Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3  

Week 01

Week starting on September 13, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 1st mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on September 13, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Meet each other
  • Discuss their personal motivation, expectations, workin practices and project goals

Mentor call: Mentor onboarding group 1

Date: September 16, 2021, at 16:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Understand common successes and challenges in mentoring OLS participants
  • Know how to celebrate successes and approach challenges in mentoring OLS participants.

Mentor call: Mentor onboarding group 2

Date: September 17, 2021, at 10:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Understand common successes and challenges in mentoring OLS participants
  • Know how to celebrate successes and approach challenges in mentoring OLS participants.

Week 02

Week starting on September 20, 2021

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Life Science!

Date: September 22, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Yo Yehudi, Emmy Tsang, Bérénice Batut

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Say hello and introduce ourselves
  • Review our Community Participation Guidelines
  • Review our definition of open leadership
  • Unpack the differences between “open by default” and “open by design”
  • Learn about common community interactions in open projects.
  • Learn about common value exchanges between community members in open science

Resources:

Before the call

  • Add your vision statement to your GitHub issue

After the call

  • Look up two other projects and comment on their issues with feedback on their vision statement
  • Complete this compare and contrast assignment about current and desired community interactions and value exchanges
  • Complete your Open Canvas (instructions, canvas)
  • Share a link to your Open Canvas in your GitHub issue
  • Start your Roadmap
  • Comment on your issue with your draft Roadmap
  • Suggest a cohort name at the bottom of the shared notes and vote on your favorite with a +1

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

Date: September 22, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 180 min

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

Date: September 23, 2021, at 10:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 180 min

Week 03

Week starting on September 27, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 2nd mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on September 27, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Life Science!

Date: September 29, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Yo Yehudi, Emmy Tsang, Malvika Sharan

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Say hello and introduce ourselves
  • Review our Community Participation Guidelines
  • Review our definition of open leadership
  • Unpack the differences between “open by default” and “open by design”
  • Learn about common community interactions in open projects.
  • Learn about common value exchanges between community members in open science

Resources:

Before the call

  • Add your vision statement to your GitHub issue

After the call

  • Look up two other projects and comment on their issues with feedback on their vision statement
  • Complete this compare and contrast assignment about current and desired community interactions and value exchanges
  • Complete your Open Canvas (instructions, canvas)
  • Share a link to your Open Canvas in your GitHub issue
  • Start your Roadmap
  • Comment on your issue with your draft Roadmap
  • Suggest a cohort name at the bottom of the shared notes and vote on your favorite with a +1

Week 04

Week starting on October 04, 2021

Cohort call: Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects

Date: October 06, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Yo Yehudi, Emmy Tsang, Emma Karoune

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Look at project structure as we build open projects
  • Go over the standard files in open projects
    • README
    • LICENSE
    • CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md
    • CONTRIBUTING.md

    The exact project structure and files used may look different on your project.

Resources:

Before the call

  • Look up two other projects and comment on their GitHub issues with feedback on their open canvas
  • Rework on your vision statement
    • Write your vision in the Up-Goer 5 editor or Hemingway Editor
    • Refine it with the editor’s help
    • Paste it in your GitHub issue
    • Read it to the Breakout room friends during the next call and hear their feedback :)

After the call

  • Create a GitHub repository for your project
  • Add the link to your repository in your issue
  • Use your canvas to start writing a README.md file, or landing page, for your projectLink your README in a comment on this issue
  • Add an open license to your repository as a file called LICENSE.md
  • Add a Code of Conduct to your repository as a file called CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md
  • Check the Friendly GitHub Intro

Week 05

Week starting on October 11, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 3rd mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 11, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: GitHub tutorial for beginners

Date: October 13, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Create a GitHub repository
  • Write in Markdown
  • Create a README file
  • Enable a small website via GitHub
  • Managing issues and labels
  • Submit changes via Pull Request

Before the call

  • Please create a GitHub account: https://github.com
  • Have a look at the OLS-4 repository for ‘project issues’
  • Comment of 1-2 project’s recent post (vision, open canvas etc.)
  • Create your ‘project issue’ as described here

Week 06

Week starting on October 18, 2021

Cohort call: Open Science I: Project Development and Introduction to Working Open

Date: October 20, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Hosts: Yo Yehudi, Malvika Sharan, Emmy Tsang,

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Hear about Iterative Project management
  • Get familiar with Open Software, Open Hardware, Research Data Management

Resources:

Before the call

  • Look up two other projects and comment on their issues with feedback on their README

After the call

Week 07

Week starting on October 25, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 4th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 25, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Q&A call: Q&A call

Date: October 27, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 30 min

Week 08

Week starting on November 01, 2021

Cohort call: Community design for inclusivity

Date: November 03, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Learn how to develop Open collaboration by design
  • Hear Mountain of engagement and community interactions
  • Learn about Personas and pathways and welcoming new contributors

Resources:

After the call

  • Personas & pathways assignment
  • Think through community interactions
  • Complete the midterm survey

Week 09

Week starting on November 08, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 5th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 08, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Open Leadership: Academia, industry and beyond!

Date: November 10, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Hear from the professionals from different career paths
  • Ask them questions about their careers
  • Share worries/insecurities related to your career path, profession or area of work
  • Tips and advice to overcome challenges as an open researcher

Before the call

A few days before the event, think about how you might briefly answer the following questions (source):

  • how did you choose your career ?
  • what did you study to prepare ?
  • what do you actually do at work on a typical day ?
  • have you ever felt discriminated against (e.g. due to gender, race, ethnicity…) and how did you respond ?
  • do you have a life outside your work ? a family ? hobbies ?
  • what advice would you give someone wanting to enter your field ?
  • on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most), how much do you enjoy your current work?
  • do you want to switch your career or field? Why or why not?

Week 10

Week starting on November 15, 2021

Cohort call: Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination

Date: November 17, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Practicing open science
  • DOI and citations: Paper, data, preprints, blogs
  • Non-tradtional publication: pre-registrations, code, protocols, training materials
  • Public engagement: Citizen Science/Participatory research, Scientific communication

Resources:

Before the call

  • Create a project development plan for your project
  • You can transfer your tasks to a project management or kanban tools such as GitHub projects (short intro), Trello, Asana, Zenhub in GitHub
  • Make sure that by now you have added a license, contribution guideline and a Code of Conduct in your GitHub repository. If you feel stuck and don’t know where you start, take a look at this repo
  • Look up two other projects and comment on their issue with feedback on their project

Week 11

Week starting on November 22, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 6th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 22, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Q&A call: Q&A call

Date: November 24, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 30 min

Week 12

Week starting on November 29, 2021

Cohort call: Diversity and Inclusion & Ally skills

Date: December 01, 2021, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

Resources:

Before the call

  • Go to https://implicit.harvard.edu complete the ‘Gender - Career’ or ‘Gender - Science’ quiz (10 minutes)
    • You can ‘continue as a guest’ by choosing your country
    • Answer these questions when you’ve finished the implicit association test: What does inclusion mean to you? Did your results of the implicit association test surprise you?
  • Think how people step up for you in social scenarios and how you step up for them to support each other:
    • What do your colleagues do to make your workplace inclusive for you?
    • What do you do to make your workplace inclusive for them? The big idea: Based on your experience, what would you consider doing to make your project inclusive for your contributors or team members?

Week 13

Week starting on December 06, 2021

Mentor-Mentee call: 7th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on December 06, 2021 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Self-care & Social call

Date: December 08, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Discuss the importance of taking care of mental health and avoiding burn out for both project leaders and community members

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Week 14

Week starting on December 13, 2021

Cohort call: Open Science III: Next steps - applying FAIR research principles

Date: December 15, 2021, at 13:30 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Learn how to apply FAIR research principles on data, software, training to make research “as open as possible, as restricted as necessary.”

Resources:

After the call

  • Think about and plan to apply FAIR principles to your project in your own time

Week 15

Week starting on January 10, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 8th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on January 10, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1

Date: During the week starting on January 10, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Learn about giving and receiving feedback
  • Conduct rehearsal for the final presentation from the project leads registered

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 2

Date: During the week starting on January 10, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Learn about giving and receiving feedback
  • Conduct rehearsal for the final presentation from the project leads registered

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 3

Date: During the week starting on January 10, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Learn about giving and receiving feedback
  • Conduct rehearsal for the final presentation from the project leads registered

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Week 16

Week starting on January 17, 2022

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1

Date: During the week starting on January 17, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Share a 5 mins presentation of their project
  • Celebrate OLS-4 success

Resources:

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2

Date: During the week starting on January 17, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Share a 5 mins presentation of their project
  • Celebrate OLS-4 success

Resources:

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3

Date: During the week starting on January 17, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration:

In this call

In this call, participants will:

  • Share a 5 mins presentation of their project
  • Celebrate OLS-4 success

Resources:

Before the call

Think about how you might briefly answer the following questions

  • Imagine your most fulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it.
  • Imagine your most unfulfilling day at work. Think of 3 word-pairs to describe it. The big idea: identify the most fulfilling conditions under which you thrive - sustain them; identify the least fulfilling conditions that frustrate you - avoid them.