# Wrap up 2023 with The Turing Way: Fireside Chat, Pathway Feature for Curated Chapters, and Community Highlights! Time flies when you're part of *The Turing Way* community! As we gear up to wrap up this year, let's toast to November's victories: - πŸ”₯ **Fireside Chat Finale 2023:** Join our Experts-in-Residence for the grand finale on December 11th! - πŸ› οΈ **Pathway Feature in the Book:** Explore the new 'pathway' section in the book – meet Arya, our 2023 GSoC intern who made it happen! πŸ› οΈ - πŸ“šπŸ’¨ **Update from the 10th Book Dash:** Massive thanks to the Book Dash Planning Committee and participants! Stay in the loop with 'Community News' and 'Opportunities in _The Turing Way_ Orbit' below. For real-time updates, hop onto our [shared calendar](https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r?cid=theturingway@gmail.com) πŸ“…, and if you're all about the now, join the chatter on [Slack](https://tinyurl.com/jointuringwayslack), [Twitter](https://twitter.com/turingway), or [Fosstodon](https://fosstodon.org/@turingway). We will send our annual 'Year in Review' post your way. Meanwhile, cheers to a stellar 2023 with you all! πŸŽ‰ *Important Notice: We are returning to our Gmail account to send this newsletter to ensure it reaches your mailbox.* --- ## Fireside Chat featuring Practitioners Hub on 11 December! ![Alt: Hand-drawn image by Scriberia on the right of the digital poster featuring three people around bonfire image with "The Fireside Chat" written in flames. Title: "Adopting Open Source in Data Science and AI across sectors: Case Study Series" on December 11, 15-16:30 GMT – Register on Eventbrite. Black and white photos of speakers: Lucy Stephenson, Maxine Mackintosh, Rowan Hemsi, Stephen Haben, Wenjia Tang, Raphael Sonabend. Hosted by TTW](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/B1SOHdsH6.jpg) πŸ”₯ **Don't miss the final Fireside Chat of the year on Dec 11, 15:00-16:30 GMT!** Join The Turing Way Experts in Residence **Lucy Stephenson, Rowan Hemsi, Stephen Haben, Wenjia Tang, and Maxine Mackintosh** for a Fireside Chat on *Adopting open source in Data Science & AI across sectors.* Hosted by **Malvika Sharan and Raphael Sonabend**, this event marks the launch of *The Turing Way Practitioners Hub Case Study Series.* πŸ”— Secure your spot on Eventbrite [here](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adopting-open-source-in-data-science-ai-across-sectors-case-study-series-tickets-765483661237?aff=oddtdtcreator) and spread the word with this [X (formerly tweet)](https://twitter.com/turingway/status/1729872414610538660) and [Mastodon post](https://fosstodon.org/@turingway/111494350710345868). --- ## Meet the 2023 Google Summer of Code intern, Arya! ![Alt: Screenshot of powerpoint presentation. Text at top: 'Streamlined Navigation: Simplifying the user journey, making it intuitive and efficient through different pathways'. Features screenshot of landing page of The Turing Way and different paths for navigation that users can use](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ByShJJ0Bp.png) *[Watch her video on YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDVrI1917hc) to learn more about Arya and her work with The Turing Way.* πŸš€ Meet Arya, our standout Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2023 intern hosted by the GSoC organization INCF! Arya, a computer science undergrad from Kerala, India, worked with mentors Johanna Bayer and Malvika Sharan to enhance The Turing Way book's usability. She improved a Python package previously developed in The Turing Way to update the User Interface and personalize the browsing experience based on user profiles. Under the 'pathway' feature, this package has been deployed and merged into the book. Read details in her [GSoC report](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/blob/main/communications/GSoC-applications/GSoC-2023/2023-GSoC-Final-Report-arya.md). Thanks, Arya, for your invaluable contributions! πŸ‘ ### Explore the new 'pathway' feature in The Turing Way book With the growing number of chapters, we've leveled up your reading experience. 🌟 Dive into curated content with four pathways tailored for Early Career Researchers, Project Leaders, Research Software Engineers, and Software Citation - browsable under the [pathway feature](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/index.html#different-pathways). Thanks again to Arya's work, a [Python package](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/blob/main/project_management/2021-07-ux-funding-turing.md) was refined and customized, integrating community feedback. Shoutout to Johanna, Malvika, and the infrastructure working group for supporting this work – now [merged into the book](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/pull/3277)! 🚧 Help us create more pathways for an even more effective Turing Way experience for you and your colleagues. Your input matters! --- ## Thank you for joining the 10th *The Turing Way* Book Dash! ![Alt: Screenshot of 18 zoom windows of people smiling. Alex has a border of emojis around her head. The Ada Zoom Room shows 6 people seated in front of their screens along a long conference room. Anne has a zoom background from the meme "THIS IS FINE" which is a cartoon rendering of flames in a home, with smoke filling the top of the screen. She is wearing a tan jacket. Alejandro is wearing overear black headphones. He is holding Matilda beneath him, a small baby with brown hair. Batool is wearing a maroon scarf, and has her hands up. She has a filter that gives her a seedling hat and red blush on her cheeks. Patricia has a green shirt on, and is smiling with black headphones. Maria has a filter that adds christmas lights above her. She has curly hair and a grey t-shirt. Liz is wearing a red shirt, and has a white wall and bookshelf behind her. David has both hands up, and is wearing a green shirt. Alex has a ping shirt and has both hands up, while smiling. Kirstie has a grey hoodie and black glasses. She is sitting next to Mackenzie, who is wearing a green shirt. Jesica has black overear headphones and is smiling with a window next to her. Arielle has a filter that is giving her a pirate hat and eye patch. Her background is a Scriberia image of The Turing Way chapters. Anne (F) is smiling while wearing a white scarf and light blue top.](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1xWFkRST.jpg) _Screenshot of the second Community Share-outs, hosted on 17 November 2023. From top to bottom, left to right: Alexandra Araujo Alvarez, Anne Lee Steele, Jim Madge, Cass Goud van Praag, Ada Zoom Room, Kirstie Whitaker, Sarah Gibson, David Llewellyn-Jones, Jennifer Ding, Fran Gomez, David Sarmiento, Arielle Bennett, Batool Almarzouq, Susana Roman Garcia, Sophia Batchelor, Ceilidh Welsh, Saranjeet Kaur (not pictured)._ πŸ“˜ From November 13 to 17, 2023, The Turing Way celebrated its 10th Book Dash, and it was nothing short of spectacular! Huge thanks to the 35 brilliant minds who joined forces, crafting 34 issues and 42 pull requests on a spectrum of topics – from data hazards to project management, data feminism, academic-industry collaborations, mental health, accessibility, and beyond. We had an in-person hub in London, but this Book Dash extravaganza wasn't confined to a single space. We had online sessions spanning multiple time zones throughout the week, with special addition for America/Australia friendly time zones. Kudos to the outstanding individuals who made this event extra special with special Book Dash sessions: 🌟 Committee Champions: Arielle Bennett, Batool Almarzouq, Johanna Bayer, and Saranjeet Kaur – hosting onboarding and GitHub training sessions. πŸ–‹οΈ Creative Maestro: Jonny Heath, poet and creative writer, returned to host a Creative Writing workshop. 🌐 Show and Tell Facilitators: Kirstie Whitaker and Susana Roman Garcia led 'Show and Tell' Lunch sessions in English and Spanish, opening the door for more multi-lingual sessions in the future. 🎨 Illustrator: Calum from Scriberia brought ideas to life with beautiful illustrations (coming soon!). πŸ—£οΈ Social Discussion: Richard Acton delved into licensing, sparking a fascinating discussion with our attendees. ![Screenshot 2023-11-17 at 18.34.23](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/SJ9uKyABa.jpg) _Screenshot of the first Community Share-outs, hosted on 17 November 2023. From top to bottom, left to right: Ada Zoom Room, Anne Lee Steele, Alejandro Coca-Castro & Matilda, Batool Almarzouq, Patricia Loto, Maria Nanton, Liz Hare, David Llewellyn-Jones, Alexandra Araujo Alvarez, Kirstie Whitaker & Mackenzie, Jesica Formoso, Arielle Bennett, Anne Fouilloux, Richard Acton (not pictured), Mel (not pictured)_ A heartfelt thank you to our organizing committee, application reviewers, and session chairs: **Andrea Sanchez Tapia, Alexandra Araujo Alvarez, Anne Lee Steele, Arielle Bennett, Batool Almarzouq, Johanna Bayer, Emma Karoune, Esther Plomp, Liz Hare, Saranjeet Kaur, Susana Roman Garcia, and Winny Nekesa**, as well as everyone who mentored and supported the Book Dash participants. The final day of the week featured two community share-outs and a special session sharing updates from different working groups and projects in *The Turing Way* - recordings from which will be shared on our YouTube channel soon. Get ready for more in the new year – details on joining the planning process and gearing up for the next Book Dash in May 2024 are on the horizon! --- ## NASA TOPS Panel and Launch of Open Science 101 Modules The Turing Way co-lead Malvika Sharan attended the final community panel of [NASA Transform to Open Science (TOPS)](https://nasa.github.io/Transform-to-Open-Science/) in Washington DC on 14 and 15 November 2023. πŸŒπŸ›°οΈ Malvika also attended a meeting hosted by OSTP and NASA TOPS on [Year of Open Science](https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2023/01/11/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-new-actions-to-advance-open-and-equitable-research/), which was held at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) with the community panelists and leaders from various federal agencies in the USA. This event marked the two years of advisory support Malvika provided to the NASA TOPS team with a group of [international open science experts](https://github.com/nasa/Transform-to-Open-Science/tree/main/docs/Area1_Engagement/Community_Panels). This meeting focused on launching the [Open Science 101 modules](https://openscience101.org/), a community-developed open science training materials that heavily features *The Turing Way resources*. :link: You can enroll to attend the NASA's Open Science 101 modules and get certified: [openscience101.org](https://openscience101.org/). ![20231114_160808](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1K2nAyIp.jpg) _From left to right: Brian Nosek, Malvika Sharan, Monica Granados, Chelle Gentemann, Fernando Perez, SherAron Hurt, James Colliander. Panelists not in picture: Pen-Yuan Hsing, Qiusheng Wu, Logan Kilpatrick._ *A report from the event will be released publicly on NASA-TOPS' Zenodo community.* --- # Talks and Workshops ## Presented - **Malvika Sharan** gave a talk on open science for enabling reproducible, ethical, and collaborative research at the Fourth Carnegie Mellon University Open Science Symposium on 3 November: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10069698). - **Anne Lee Steele** presented a talk about hackathons and *The Turing Way* at Hack the Hackathon 3.0 in Geneva, Switzerland on 7 November: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10276787) - **Kirstie Whitaker** gave a keynote "Safe, ethical, and open research in the age of artificial intelligence" at the Munin Conference on Scholarly Publishing in TromsΓΈ, Norway on 8 November: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10080932) - **Kirstie** also gave a keynote "How to get better at coding in the open" for the Office for National Statistics Data Science Community Showcase on 29 November: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10215177) - **Emma Karoune, Sophie Arana, and Arielle Bennett** gave a talk on Open up your Communications ([Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10050030)) and a workshop on writing Alt text at [Engage Carnival 2023](https://padlet.com/nccpeenquiries1/engage-carnival-8q1ehs4tn3kzovko) on 6 December. ## Upcoming talks - **Jennifer Ding and Anne Lee Steele** are giving a talk about "The Turing Way, BLOOM project and participatory approaches to data" at the Mozilla Data Futures Lab meeting on 12 December. [Sign up on Google Forms](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjSjns040AMGZkHYRChfkFSv-Dp1FyRQh667UzC1evge-ytA/viewform) - **Brigitta Sipocz** is presenting about *The Turing Way*, and **Alejandro Coca-Castro and Anne Fouilloux** will be presenting about the Environmental Data Science book at the American Geophysical Union 2023 (AGU23). Read [about their sessions](https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm23/meetingapp.cgi/Session/213163). ## Submit to FOSDEM Research Room ![Alt: ](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rysr-7ABp.png) We invite developers and users of open tools and technologies used in a research and investigation context to contribute to the 2024 edition of FOSDEM, the largest open-source conference in Europe. We understand research as the general process of knowledge production and inquiry. This includes scientific research, investigative journalism, data journalism, OSINT, as well as research and investigations undertaken by NGOs, civil society, community and activist groups, etc. **Learn more about the devroom and submit your applications by 10 December**! --- ## Online Shout Outs and Mentions ![image](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/rJAE-OeI6.png) 1. [LinkedIn post by Heidi Siebold about Digital Research Academy advent calendar](https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7137782588324163584/?actorCompanyId=98381282) 2. [Tweet by Laura Acion sharing an article on Nature Human Behaviour](https://x.com/_lacion_/status/1729884350366593503?s=20) 3. [Toot by David Llewellyn-Jones reflecting on his participation at the Book Dash](https://fosstodon.org/@flypig@mastodon.social/111427724358267193) --- ![Alt: A person sitting in an online call with four other people located in other parts of the worls. There is small plant on the desk next of the computer, and a dog sitting on the floor.](https://i.imgur.com/OQXRn5U.jpg) # In *The Turing Way* Orbit ## Principle Investigator for Data Study Group - Early Career Opportunity Ever wished for a hackathon with a collaborative twist? Look no further! DSG, The Turing's flagship collaborative event, offers a uniquely collaborative experience. Held multiple times a year, DSG events bring together postgraduate students and industry/government/third sector partners (Challenge Owners) for a deep dive into real-life data science problems. For participants, it's a training ground buzzing with peer-to-peer learning. For Challenge Owners, it's an entry point to collaborate with The Turing, with the potential to catapult DSG outputs into larger research projects. A unique opportunity is the DSG Principal Investigator (DSG PI) role, where early career researchers will take academic ownership of a specific challenge. πŸ”— [Applications for the DSG PI roles are open](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/data-study-group-earlycareers-principal-investigator-38314/en/). ⏰ Apply by 7 January 2024 [Research Associate (Machine Learning) - Turing-Sanger Partnership](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research-associate-machine-learning-turingsanger-partnership-38083/en/) πŸ’° Β£42,893 - Β£48,510 (depending on experience) πŸ—“οΈ 31 December 2023 [Research Associate, Probabilistic Program, Symbolic Neuro - Symbolic (AI)](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research-associate-probabilistic-program-symbolic-neurosymbolic-ai-38460/en/) πŸ’° Β£42,893 - Β£48,510 (depending on experience) πŸ—“οΈ 7 January 2024 [Senior Research Associate, Probabilistic Programming Project (LLM & ASP)](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/senior-research-associate-probabilistic-programming-project-llm-asp-38451/en/) πŸ’° Β£53,576 - Β£55,125 (depending on experience) πŸ—“οΈ 7 January 2024 ## Other opportunities - Job: Organisation: Lecturer/Reader in Machine Learning (Asst/Assoc Prof) - ⏰ Apply by 15 January 2024, 11:59pm GMT - πŸ“ Location: School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, UK - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/8801/) - Job: Organisation: Senior Curriculum Developer - Kording Lab - πŸ“ Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (remote/hybrid) - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Med-Sch-Richards-Building---4th-Floor/Curriculum-Developer---Kording-Lab_JR00082488) *For more events, subscribe to the [Open Research Calendar](https://openresearchcalendar.org/).* ----- ## Get involved + Connect with us! You are welcome to join *The Turing Way* community, and learn more about the project. * [About the project](https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-projects/turing-way-handbook-reproducible-data-science) * [_The Turing Way_ book](https://the-turing-way.netlify.com) * [HackMD Intro Page](https://hackmd.io/@turingway/demo-intro) * [GitHub repository](https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way) * [Slack Workspace](https://join.slack.com/t/theturingway/shared_invite/zt-fn608gvb-h_ZSpoA29cCdUwR~TIqpBw) * [Mastodon profile](https://scholar.social/web/@turingway@fosstodon.org) * [YouTube Channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPDxZv5BMzAw0mPobCbMNuA) * [Twitter profile](https://twitter.com/turingway) If you'd like to contribute to the next newsletter, please email Anne Lee Steele at asteele@turing.ac.uk! Feel free to send her a message on Slack, or [book some time in on Anne's calendly](calendly.com/aleesteele/) to say hello. _Did you miss the last newsletters?_ _Check them out [here](https://tinyletter.com/TuringWay/archive)._