Happy October, everyone.
We’re following up, admittedly a bit late, on one of the discussion themes of the 2020 OME community meeting that has been echoed elsewhere since. There was a strong message that we should continue having “regular” global meetings in the same or similar format to keep these conversations going. Various discussions have followed with different ideas on how to run such calls. There have been office hours, coffee hours, … happy hours. We’re all trying to make the most of these interesting times.
Here’s our starting proposal:
- Frequency: once per month
- Speakers: 1-2 per meeting, centered on some theme
- Talks: 20 min max. From our OME2020 experience, we’d suggest these be pre-recorded
- Length: Run two 60-90 min discussion sessions
- Time: At least 1x coverage of the American, African/European, and Asian/Pacific timezones
- Attendance: Free & open with public notes and recordings
The idea would be to set a schedule for the first 3-4 months, starting toward the end of October*, and then see what everyone thinks. The focus would broadly be on next gen bioimaging data tools. The biggest unknown is the name! We’ve been thinking about:
- Nothing Special at All
- BioImaging Data Network
- World of Bioimaging
- Next Gen BioImaging Fun
- Or … ?
Most importantly, we want to keep in touch and up-to-date while moving all of our various activities ahead as in sync as is possible. If we you’d like to present or cross-organize, do get in touch. (Here or via a message to @ome)
As always, very much looking forward to seeing everyone again. Here’s to better times.
The @ome team.
P.S. The only major conflict noted so far is SciPy Japan starting Oct. 30, so currently holding October 29th. Please save the date!
Update: Connection information for those who have “registered” is now available in https://forum.image.sc/t/connection-information-for-next-gen-call-on-oct-29th/44210