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The final program is now on the website!
We do still have an actively edited program doc with lots more details, but the website program has the finalized times and structure. Thanks all who contributed comments, thoughts, and ideas over the last few months!
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The Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge.
Our goal is to create and facilitate focused and productive discussion groups, allowing everyone to participate, strengthen and extend the open science hardware community, moving forward our vision of a world where Open Science Hardware is ubiquitous, accessible, ethical. As a community, we build on each other’s work rather than work in isolation. That’s why we have community champions, not a central authority. You can read more about these values in our manifesto.
Regarding gatherings, we take an approach for sharing experiences and co-production of knowledge that involves mostly a format of Unconferencing, complemented by a selection of Topic Sessions, specific time to plan how to action the Global Open Science Hardware Roadmap, and mentored Hands-On Workshops.
To curate a space where everyone is able to provide input, share and learn from each other GOSH asks you, prior to the event:
In accepting your place at GOSH, you agreed to the Code of Conduct, which we will review together in Shenzhen.
There will be activities going on before GOSH, as some GOSHers will be around Shenzhen.
This pre GOSH week seeks to facilitate a space for members to share, compare and work together around similar ideas; aiming to build up a meaningful ecosystem. Learn more about Pre-GOSH in this thread and this one.
We’ll begin GOSH with framing sessions that help us understand how open science hardware and the GOSH community has evolved and our values, including the role of equity in our interactions and community building. There will also be brief facilitation training for all attendees so that we can collectively manage our shared time and space.
Unconference sessions (70’) allow participants to take control of the conference. We will propose and design the agenda together, and run the sessions ourselves. This enables peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and diverse session types and topics.
To achieve this, we will use a methodology called Open Space Technology. We find it’s suitable for our discussions, that usually require diverse kinds of expertise to come together to exchange and pool resources in order to make progress.
There are a few principles that make this type of spontaneous group interaction work (taken from PublicLab Barnraisings):
- Every person here is the right person - Whatever gets done will be done by us, or not at all.
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have - Change the people, time, place, or purpose, and something different will result.
- Be Prepared to be surprised! - Heighten your sensitivity to the opportunities at hand, whatever they may be!
- Whenever it starts is the right time - When creativity, and real learning are involved, things will start when they are ready, and whenever they start is the right time. In fact, when the creative learning moment arrives, it seems to create its own time.
- When it’s Over it’s Over - The creative moment has a nasty habit of occurring very quickly, and just because the session or meeting was scheduled to take two hours is no reason to sit around and waste time after the moment has passed.
- The Law of Mobility - You are free to come and go from sessions as you like.
Do you have an idea for an Unconference session? Suggest it or show your support to someone else’s idea (see end of post for how-to)
Workshops will take the equivalent in time of three Unconference slots and demand buying materials (we have some limited budget allocated for this). This is why we need to plan the activities in advance.
Do you have an idea for a hands-on workshop? Suggest it or show your support to someone else’s idea (see end of post for how-to)
Topic sessions are discussions that, for different reasons, the community considers relevant enough to be in the program prior to the gathering.
The topic is introduced via short talks followed by a facilitated discussion aimed to identify actions to be addressed by members of the community.
Considering that after GOSH 2017 the community came up with a Roadmap towards 2025, GOSH 2018 Organizing Committee suggests the following Topic Sessions.
DAY 1: LEARN
Quality monitoring and evaluation - Contextualized Metrics - Enhancing design
DAY 2: SUPPORT
GOSH sustainability in the future - Global vs regional gatherings - Volunteer work
DAY 3: GROW
Scaling: Meanings and ways of scaling - Growing diverse & local
DAY 4: ACTIONS
What do you think about the suggested topic sessions? Feel free to propose modifications or add ideas below (same thread)!
During GOSH last day we will dedicate some time to reflect on the discussions from the Topic Sessions through the lens of the Roadmap. We think is important to start defining main actions to be taken by all of us in order to push our vision forward.
We have some ideas regarding visits during the evenings at GOSH 2018:
- Visit to SZOIL and surrounding innovation park
- Factory Tour - OpenTrons
- Visit to X-factory
- Visit to Huaqiangbei Electronics Market
- Visit/Mentoring session with Brinc
- Visit to Litchee Lab
Do you have an idea for a visit or social event? Suggest it or show your support to someone else’s idea (see end of post for how-to)
Vote/Suggest Unconference sessions in this spreadsheet, tab “Unconference”
Vote/Suggest Hands-on Workshops in this spreadsheet, tab “Workshops”
Vote/Suggest Social events in this spreadsheet, tab “Social events”
How to suggest? Add a line with your idea & your name after the last entry in any of the tabs
How to vote? Add your name in a column next to the session/workshop/event of your preference (or next to the previous GOSHer who voted, I put mine as an example)
Discuss/Suggest Topic Sessions in this forum topic, below
Can you help with facilitation techniques (for 100 people), documentation or anything else? Let us know by email to email@example.com