Want to join me in the Community Data Science Collective? It's PhD admission season and my research collective (@comdatasci) is doing a group Q&A about PhD admissions this Friday (November 5th). We've got room in the session so please sign up to join us! https://blog.communitydata.science/join-us-for-the-cdsc-phd-application-q-a/
Today at #CSCW2021 @sohwng will be speaking about why people participate in small online communities at 14:30 (ET). https://programs.sigchi.org/cscw/2021/authors/63768
If you're at #CSCW2021 today, you can catch @groceryheist talking about algorithmic flagging, fairness, and @Wikipedia at 12:00 (ET) today. https://programs.sigchi.org/cscw/2021/program/session/64857
Thank you so much @richlitt and others at @DigInfFund for helping put it together!
Check out this a very slick podcast about research led by @kaylechampion on measuring "underproduction" in free/libre open source software (i.e., identifying when the important stuff isn't as good as it should be). Thanks to the @DigInfFund folks for putting it together!
The excellent @kayleachampion and @makoshark join us in our second episode to talk about their work on over- and under-production of OSS, and how to …
We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.
Why do people participate in small online communities? New paper from @sohwng and @jdfoote, forthcoming in #CSCW2021 @ACM_CSCW https://blog.communitydata.science/why-do-people-participate-in-small-online-communities/
Interested in studying collaborative production in free culture and/or free/open source software? I'm recruiting PhD students to join me at the University of Washington and in my research collective @communitydata. Don't hesitate to reach out if you're curious or if you have any questions.
It's PhD admission season again! Apply to join the Community Data Science Collective! https://blog.communitydata.science/apply-to-join-the-community-data-science-collective-as-a-phd-student/
Posted some reflections on returning to #DebConf21 to watch my advisees @kayleachampion and @salt present their research using data from @firstname.lastname@example.org https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/returning-to-debconf
If you missed the excellent research presentations by @kayleachampion and @altsalt at #DebConf21 last week, a blog post (w/ videos) is up! https://blog.communitydata.science/community-data-science-collective-research-at-debconf-2021/
My research group, the Community Data Science Collective, is now in the Fediverse. You can follow along at @communitydata https://social.coop/@communitydata/106841593638018473
It took us way too long but the Community Data Science Collective finally has a home in the Fediverse! Hello!
We're a research collective (made up mostly of academic types) that studies peer production, new forms of organizing, cooperation, and online communities. We study a range of communities... including the Fediverse!
Lots more online: https://communitydata.science/
You can find links to the paper Kaylea will be talking about and other material in this blog post about the research published this year:
Tomorrow at 23:00-23:45 UTC (7pm US Eastern, 4pm US Pacific) @kayleachampion will be presenting her research w/ me on Detecting At-Risk Projects in #Debian at #Debconf21: https://debconf21.debconf.org/talks/23-detecting-at-risk-projects-in-debian/
@salt I'll follow up with a link the talk when it's available. Until then, a link to the thesis itself is here: https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/47038
My student @salt just gave a great talk on his master's thesis work on "Resilience in FLOSS: Do founder decisions impact development activity after crisis events?" at #Debian'w #Debconf21: https://debconf21.debconf.org/talks/24-resilience-in-floss-do-founder-decisions-impact-development-activity-after-crisis-events/
Check out @epimika's awesome new paper in @PLOSMedicine that uses data from California public schools to unpack the effect of healthy food policies on kids from racial/ethic groups that are typically just lumped together into "other" and/or ignored. https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003596
A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.