Director of Mozilla Science Lab to give virtual presentation at UND this Wednesday, at 4 p.m., Feb. 5


David L. Dodds

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Who: Kaitlin Thaney, director of the Mozilla Science Lab, a new open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation, the creators of the web-browser Firefox.

When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5

Where: East Asia Room, Chester Fritz Library on the campus of the University of North Dakota

Lecture title: Using the Open Web to Change Scientific Discovery. This talk will be conducted utilizing Live-Streaming Video Technologies with the capability for audience participation and questions.

Abstract: The Mozilla Science Lab is a new initiative of the Mozilla Foundation exploring how the power of the open web can change the way science is done. We build educational resources, tools and prototypes for the research community to make science more open, collaborative and efficient. But what does science on the web truly mean? This talk will look at recent work of the Mozilla Science Lab, as well as delve into the characteristics of the web that underpin and enable open research.

Presented by: UND's Working Group in Digital and New Media

Speaker Bio: Kaitlin Thaney is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, a new open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation. The Science Lab connects the open science community and empowers researchers, coders, funders and other partners to make research more like the web: open, collaborative and accessible. Thaney came to Mozilla from Digital Science, a technology company that works to make research more efficient through better use of software. She works closely with policymakers, charities and industry in a variety of roles, advising the U.K. Government on digital technology, serving as a director for "DataKind UK," and acting as co-chair for the Strata Conference series in Europe on big data. Prior to Mozilla and Digital Science, Thaney managed the science program at Creative Commons, worked on education technology with MIT and Microsoft and wrote for the Boston Globe. You can follow her at @kaythaney.