OLS-6 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 19, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   1st mentor-mentee meeting  
  Mentor (16:00 European Time) Mentor onboarding group 1  
  Mentor (10:00 European Time) Mentor onboarding group 2  
Week 02 (start. September 26, 2022) Mentor (18:00 European Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 1  
  Mentor (10:00 European Time) Mentor Skill Workshop by 360 Training - Group 2  
  Cohort September 27, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
Week 03 (start. October 03, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   2nd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Cohort October 05, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Welcome to Open Life Science!  
Week 04 (start. October 10, 2022) Cohort October 12, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects  
Week 05 (start. October 17, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   3rd mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up October 18, 2022 (11:00 European Time) GitHub tutorial for beginners  
Week 06 (start. October 24, 2022) Cohort October 25, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Open Science I: Project Development and Introduction to Working Open  
Week 07 (start. October 31, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   4th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A November 02, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Q&A call  
Week 08 (start. November 07, 2022) Cohort November 09, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Community design for inclusivity  
Week 09 (start. November 14, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   5th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up November 15, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Open Leadership: Academia, industry and beyond!  
Week 10 (start. November 21, 2022) Cohort November 22, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination  
Week 11 (start. November 28, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   6th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Q&A November 30, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Q&A call  
Week 12 (start. December 05, 2022) Cohort December 07, 2022 (18:00 European Time) Diversity and Inclusion & Ally skills  
Week 13 (start. December 12, 2022) Mentor-Mentee   7th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up December 13, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Self-care & Social call  
Week 14 (start. December 19, 2022) Cohort December 20, 2022 (11:00 European Time) Open Science III: Next steps - applying FAIR research principles  
Week 15 (start. January 09, 2023) Mentor-Mentee   8th mentor-mentee meeting  
  Skill-up January 10, 2023 (10:00 European Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1  
  Skill-up January 11, 2023 (15:00 European Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 2  
  Skill-up January 12, 2023 (18:00 European Time) Final presentation rehearsal - Group 3  
Week 16 (start. January 16, 2023) Cohort January 17, 2023 (10:00 European Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1  
  Cohort January 18, 2023 (15:00 European Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 2  
  Cohort January 19, 2023 (18:00 European Time) Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 3  

Week 01

Week starting on September 19, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 1st mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on September 19, 2022 (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: During the week starting on September 19, 2022 (to define with mentors)

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: During the week starting on September 19, 2022 (to define with mentors)

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 26, 2022

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

Date: During the week starting on September 26, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 180 min

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

Date: During the week starting on September 26, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 180 min

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Life Science!

Date: September 27, 2022, at 11:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

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 03

Week starting on October 03, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 2nd mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 03, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Cohort call: Welcome to Open Life Science!

Date: October 05, 2022, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

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 10, 2022

Cohort call: Tooling and roadmapping for Open projects

Date: October 12, 2022, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

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 17, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 3rd mentor-mentee meeting

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

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: GitHub tutorial for beginners

Date: October 18, 2022, at 11:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

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 24, 2022

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

Date: October 25, 2022, at 11:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 90 min

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 31, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 4th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on October 31, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Q&A call: Q&A call

Date: November 02, 2022, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 30 min

Week 08

Week starting on November 07, 2022

Cohort call: Community design for inclusivity

Date: November 09, 2022, 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 14, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 5th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 14, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

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

Date: November 15, 2022, at 11:00 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 21, 2022

Cohort call: Open Science II: Knowledge Dissemination

Date: November 22, 2022, at 11:00 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 28, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 6th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on November 28, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Q&A call: Q&A call

Date: November 30, 2022, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 30 min

Week 12

Week starting on December 05, 2022

Cohort call: Diversity and Inclusion & Ally skills

Date: December 07, 2022, 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 12, 2022

Mentor-Mentee call: 7th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on December 12, 2022 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Self-care & Social call

Date: December 13, 2022, at 11:00 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 19, 2022

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

Date: December 20, 2022, at 11:00 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 09, 2023

Mentor-Mentee call: 8th mentor-mentee meeting

Date: During the week starting on January 09, 2023 (to define with mentors)

Duration: 30 min

Skill-up call: Final presentation rehearsal - Group 1

Date: January 10, 2023, at 10:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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: January 11, 2023, at 15:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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: January 12, 2023, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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 16, 2023

Cohort call: Final presentations & Graduation! - Group 1

Date: January 17, 2023, at 10:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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: January 18, 2023, at 15:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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: January 19, 2023, at 18:00 European Time ( Add to your calendar)

Duration: 60 min

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.