# March 2024 Newsletter ###### tags: `newsletter` `2023` Images powerpoint: - [Google drive folder](https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-fAXw2zcUxDUSAjrvu_zfnWMejyqB1zH) Github Issue: ----- # Attend our Community Forum, Apply to Join the Upcoming Book Dash and Learn About Other Opportunities! We wrapped up another busy month with lots of exciting updates from our team and the community. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect to learn more about in this newsletter. * πŸ“£ Join our next Community Forum on 23 April (read more below about why we changed the name!). * πŸ“šπŸ’¨ Apply to join our next Book Dash in June, applications for participants are open until 27 April * πŸ’‘ Our Practitioners Hub's Expression of Interest form for the second cohort is open until 30 May 2024 * πŸ“¦ *The Turing Way* is now listed as a Digital Public Good by the Digital Public Good Alliance. Keep reading for details, more opportunities and updates in the 'Community News' and 'Opportunities in _The Turing Way_ orbit' sections below. To keep up to date with community events, you can also subscribe to our [shared calendar here](https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0/r?cid=theturingway@gmail.com). πŸ“… For information and interactions in real-time, please join our [Slack workspace](https://tinyurl.com/jointuringwayslack), follow the project on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/turingway), or join us on [Fosstodon](https://fosstodon.org/@turingway). --- # Community News and Updates ![Alt: A handrawn image by Scriberia artist of a garden on a platform, connected by two paths presumably to other gardens. "Our Community" is written at the bottom in scripted text in white. The image is drawn in shades of green, grey, and black: in a cartoon-like style. The garden contains a toolshed in the far corner, with bushes that contain pie charts that a person with a computer is gardening. There is a person with a laptop pruning a tree that contains branches modeled to look like a grab. A person with a shovel is showing someone around the garden with a shovel, while another person is welcoming another person to the garden.](https://i.imgur.com/AJgGmCn.jpg) _Illustration by Scriberia showing community as a garden and members as gardeners. Used under a CC-BY 4.0 licence. DOI: [10.5281/zenodo.3332807](https://zenodo.org/record/5706310#.YoS-RmDMK58)._ ## Join us at our Next Community Forum on 23 April Join us for our next Community Forum on Tuesday, 23 April from 15 - 16:30 ([in your timezone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-04-23/15:00)). πŸ‘‰ **Learn more about the event and join the discussion: [ZOOM REGISTRATION](https://turing-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpfuyrrD8pGtcpq7fikghlob3CACTnSQMm#/registration)** *Note: Registering on the Zoom platform will send you a unique link to join the call. Please look for the email titled "The Turing Way Community Forum - April 2024 Confirmation" for your link to join the call.* ### What are Community Forums? In 2024, *The Turing Way* team has started a series of calls called 'Community Forums'. > "I voted for Forum [...] because it conveys a stronger vibe of a place to highlight contributions from the many to share with each other." - Liz Stokes Community Forums will bring together members of *The Turing Way* community - including people who have not yet contributed to the project! Modelled off a political town hall event, these online sessions are an opportunity to better understand activities across the project and how decisions are made. Our aim is to leverage the expertise across our community, and we explicitly invite you to review our processes and recommend improvements. We expect that the calls will be a mix of celebration, feedback, and opportunities to build connections with other organisations and initiatives around the world. *We thank you, if you joined in the voting to rename these calls to "Community Forum" [on Github](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/issues/3579).* ## The Turing Way is now listed as a Digital Public Good! ![Alt: The Digital Public Goods Alliance logo, a tilted outline of a navy blue box, with a bright sky blue corner. Next to the large logo is a screenshot of The Turing Way page on the DPG registry, showing information about the project.](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1P-ZvFkA.png) We are so proud to announce that *The Turing Way* is now listed as a Digital Public Good (DPG) by DPG Alliance! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ ### What are DPGs? The United Nation's Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation defines DPGs as open source solutions such as software, data and content that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). *The Turing Way* is listed under 'content' type and for contributing to SDG Number 4: "Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning". Alongside other open source projects like OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi, we are delighted to join the DPGA registry: https://digitalpublicgoods.net/registry/. Last year, *The Turing Way* was also included in [Civic Technology Field Guide](https://directory.civictech.guide/listing/the-turing-way) as a project that using technology for the common good. ## Applications are Open for Book Dash Attendees ![Alt: A hand drawn scriberia image in pink and greyscale populates the right side of the digital flier. There is a hand-drawn globe featuring markers and text bubbles in different geographies, connected by a pink dashed line as if communicating with each other. On the right side of the globe is a path where people are writing on computers and on paper, with the dashed line following them. The line continues to show a person reviewing text and writing, which converges into books. The flier holds information about Book Dash Applications.](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/BkoH9hYJA.jpg) We have opened the call for application to participate in the upcoming Book Dash taking place from 3 to 7 June 2024. πŸ‘‰ **Send your applications via this [Google form](https://forms.gle/o8mS3WUkFu3xUynj8)** If you've been part of our community or have a passion for collaboration to improve data science practices or *The Turing Way* itself, now's your chance. Apply to work with us on your ideas or join us again as a contributor and/or mentor. **The application deadline is 26 April**. Help us spread the words by sharing [tweets](https://twitter.com/turingway/status/1768693962628325788), [toots](https://fosstodon.org/@turingway/112100941746791226), or [Linkedin post](https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7178328856330711040). ### Need some help and collaboration on your Book Dash application? * Join us at our next Collaboration Cafes (3 and 17 April), where we'll be hosting an open Q&A about the Book Dash. Find the joining details [on this shared note](https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/ttw-collaboration-cafe). * To help you get started, Anne and Susana Roman Garcia have created videos with [Tips for Applying](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM2890OCOKk) and [Application Walk-Through](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG-KxZzOGXo). * You can use the [template document](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FdrlFh_4yw7XsqoG-yQt8zbEH9J8wHVhKl3ZfNz_NBk/edit) to prepare your draft and read details about the event in [our Community Handbook](https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/community-handbook/bookdash.html). Finally, reach out to Anne (asteele@turing.ac.uk) for specific questions or support in drafting your application. ## Join the Practitioners Hub as Experts in Residence or Advisors ![A dark blue banner with purple, pink and yellow gloss on the right. The banner has UKRI - Innovate UK BridgeAI logos. "Register your interest: The Turing Way Practitioners Hub 2024/2025 cohort" is written in big letters.](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/BJg8XBkCp.jpg) The Turing Way Practitioners Hub is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) from organisations/small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) and industry experts engaged in data science and AI to work with us. **The deadline for registering your interest is 30 May 2024.** ### EoI for SMEs and organisations (Experts in Residence) We are inviting SMEs and organisations to join our second cohort of Experts in Residence (EiR). With a focus on implementing best practices in data science and AI initiatives in their own organisations, practitioners from various sectors will engage in this cohort-based programme between September 2024 and February 2025. πŸ‘‰ **[EoI form for SMEs and Organisations](https://forms.office.com/e/nk4kXZ2Fnt)** ### EoI to join Network of Advisors We are also accepting interest from individuals to join our network of advisors who will engage with our project and cohort activities. Advisors will bring real-world expertise that can benefit small and medium enterprises interested in implementing best practices in data science and AI initiatives in their organisations. πŸ‘‰ **[EoI form for advisors](https://forms.office.com/e/UXSM17tKMV)** Read more about the project to evaluate how you can contribute or participate in the second cohort - [visit our website](https://www.turing.ac.uk/turing-way-practitioners-hub). For any further information, feel free to reach out to *The Turing Way* team. ## Join us at Collaboration Workshop for 5 Year Anniversary Workshop and Celebrations! We're really excited to share the Kirstie will be hosting a workshop celebrating 5 years with *The Turing Way* at Collaborations Workshop 2024 (CW24). πŸ‘‰ [A few tickets are still available for attendees](https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/collaborations-workshop-2024-cw24-collabw24-tickets-773091707107) In line with CW24's theme, she will be facilitating a showcase and discussions on the topics relating code testing, environmental impact of digital research and inclusive events. Join us if you are planning to attend the CW24, please do attend the workshop for a chance to join the shared reflection, a 'happy birthday' chorus and sharing a cake (for in person participants). 🧁 Learn more on [the Github issue (#3551)](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/issues/3551). Also, join the discussion on how we should celebrate 5 years of our amazing community and project: [https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/issues/3518](https://github.com/the-turing-way/the-turing-way/issues/3518) ## Podcast on Building Data Science Teams ![Alt: Screenshot of podcast player, featuring the Code for Thought logo (that has a microphone encircled by the 'o' of 'code'), and the Research Software Engineering logo. The title of the podcast is 'Building Data Science Teams - Alan Turing Institute Skills and Policy Award - Part 1')](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJ9m5z5yC.png) Emma Karoune, in collaboration with Malvika and Alexandra, is working on a Skills Policy Award-funded research project: [Professionalising Data Science Roles](https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-projects/professionalising-traditional-and-infrastructure-research-roles-data). Since March 2023, this project is being delivered as one of *The Turing Way* sub projects, drawing practices, sharing resources and collaborating with *The Turing Way* community in its efforts. To make outcomes accessible in different formats, the project team has collaborated with Peter Schmidt, host of the Code for Thought podcast, to produce two episodes discussing different aspects of this work. The first podcast featuring Emma, Aida Mehonic, Vicky Hellon, Luis Santos, Katriona Goldman, and Jonathan Yong from the Turing's Research Community Management, Research Application Management, Data Wrangling and Research Engineering Groups is out! 🎧 [Listen to the episode: Building Data Science Teams](https://codeforthought.buzzsprout.com/1326658/14761258-en-building-data-science-teams-alan-turing-institute-skills-and-policy-award-part-i) This podcast features different roles as part of the Turing's data science ecosystem, or as we call it, our 'Research Infrastructure Roles' in *The Turing Way*. ## Recurring Community Events and Calls β˜• Hosted all throughout the month, our recurring community calls are important and engaging spaces where you can learn more about _The Turing Way_! Some require sign-ups (πŸ“) and some don't (βœ…), but absolutely **all are welcome to these calls!** ✨ * πŸ“ **Onboarding calls**: The next call is on 29 May, 15:00-16:00 UTC+1 ([in your timezone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/london/2024-05-29/15:00)). These calls are hosted every two months, join us to connect with other new members of the community and learn more about the project! Sign-ups will be open soon. * πŸ“ **Community forums**: The next call is on 23 April May, 15:00-16:30 UTC+1 ([in your timezone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/london/2024-04-23/15:00)). See below for more information. * βœ… **Collaboration Cafe**: The next call is on 3 April, 14:00-16:00 UTC+1 ([see in your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-03-20/15:00)). Feel free to drop in to meet the community, do some focused writing, or otherwise -- [more information on Etherpad](https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/ttw-collaboration-cafe). * βœ… **Core Team Coworking Calls**: every Monday, 10:00 UTC+1 ([see in your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-03-31/11:00)). Find the joining link on this shared [Etherpad](https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/ttw-coworking-call). * βœ… **Translation and Localisation Weekly Meetings**: every other Wednesday at 14:30 UTC+1 ([in your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-02-14/14:00)). These calls are for co-working on translation and localisation efforts across several languages, and for learning more about the work of the team. Join the [#translation](https://theturingway.slack.com/archives/C01E17C1K35) channel on Slack for more. * βœ… **Infrastructure Monthly Meetings**: every second Thursday of the month, at 16:00 UTC+1 ([in your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-02-08/16:00)). These calls are for co-working on infrastructure support, and for learning more about the work of the team. Join the [#infrastructure](https://theturingway.slack.com/archives/C01EUGMQSNP) channel on Slack for more. * βœ… **Accessibility Monthly Meetings**: every second Monday of the month, at 17:00 UTC+1 ([in your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-02-12/17:00)). These calls are for planning monthly sprints and co-working on access-related chapters and upcoming guide. Join the [#accessibility](https://theturingway.slack.com/archives/C01E654A42E) channel on Slack for more. ### Save the Dates for Community Forums in 2024 Save the dates for future Community Forum dates planned for 2024: - Tuesday 23 April (15:00 - 16:30) - [In your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-04-23/15:00) - Thursday 11 July (15:00 - 16:30) - [In your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-07-11/15:00) - Thursday 03 Oct (15:00 - 16:30) - [In your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-10-03/15:00) - Thursday 12 Dec (15:00 - 16:30) - [In your time zone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/London/2024-12-12/15:00) :calendar: Check out our [new events calendar](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C-VZvmFL4PnSBsv_G9ZD3dwjIYLno3NyL7oHvbplnWs/edit#gid=577525947) to learn more about what is happening in the community. ✨ If you are attending an event and would like to meet folks from across the community, please include that in this [pad](https://annuel2.framapad.org/p/ttw-event-calendar-2024). --- ![Alt: Hand-drawn sketch of two people walking up a hill with different paths up a hill titled: Your path, Your stories, your experience. The subtitle "People are really important" is next to the paths. At the top of the hill lies people, and the subtitle "The better world for researchers](https://i.imgur.com/eEbL1jD.jpg) _It's been a busy few months of talks by and with community leaders. As always, you can find an ongoing record in our [Zenodo Community](https://zenodo.org/communities/the-turing-way/) page._ ## Talks - **Alejandro Coca-Castro** presented the talk "The Turing Way: Reproducible, Inclusive, Collaborative Data Science" at the Institute for Computing in Climate Science (ICCS)'s ReproHack on 12 March: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10808448) - **Emma Karoune** and **Anne Lee Steele** led a workshop for licensing and data management on 7 & 14 March for the Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) students [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/7684733) - **Pen-Yuan Hsing** gave a talk "The critical role of open source in open research" at Open Ireland Network on 20 March: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10841627). - **Anne Lee Steele** gave a presentation about The Turing Way for the Data-Centric Engineering meeting on 22 March: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10911408). - **Malvika Sharan** gave a keynote talk at the Women in Data Science Worldwide event at Edinburgh on 27 March: [Zenodo link](https://zenodo.org/records/10888503). ## Workshops and Discussions - **Alexandra Araujo Alvarez**, **Esther Plomp**, **Emma Karoune**, **Anne Lee Steele**, **Jennifer Ding**, **Jim Madge**, **Malvika Sharan** and **Kirstie Whitaker** hosted an [exhibition booth at AI-UK](https://ai-uk.turing.ac.uk/) on 19-20 March, holding discussions on a range of topics with the conference attendees. - **Valentin Denchev**, **Malvika Sharan**, **Amaya Gallagher-Syed** and **Adrian Weller** co-organised [Responsible AI workshop](https://www.responsible-ai.science/) on 21 March at the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI), Queen Mary University of London. Attended by nearly 80 people in a hybrid mode, the event hosted opening notes by Neil Chue Hong and David Leslie, and talks by 26 speakers under four tracks. - **Arielle Bennett** and **Alexandra Araujo Alvarez** facilitated a panel discussion on "Aligning Professional Roles and Incentives with Open, Reproducible, and Ethical Research" at the [Year of Open Science culmination conference](https://www.cos.io/yos-conference) on 22 March. Coordinated by Malvika Sharan, this panel featured the speakers **Neil Chue Hong (SSI), Sandra Gesing (US-RSI), Esther Plomp (TU Delft) and Joseph Muliaro Wafula (African open science platform)**. [Presentation link](https://zenodo.org/records/10909481). --- ![Alt: A person sitting in an online call with four other people located in other parts of the world. 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 ## Jobs at The Alan Turing Institute We have a number of job openings to join different teams at the Turing. View and apply online for current vacancies via [our careers site](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/en/career#vacancies). A few positions to check out: - Research Associate, Data Science for the Arts and Humanities - ⏰ Apply by 21 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: United Kingdom - [Read details](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research-associate-data-science-for-the-arts-and-humanities-41533/en/) - Research Assistant, Equitable AI - ⏰ Apply by 21 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: United Kingdom - [Read details](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research-assistant-equitable-ai-41392/en/) - Research Fellow, Digital Ethics - ⏰ Apply by 21 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: United Kingdom - [Read details](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/research-fellow-digital-ethics-41389/en/) - Programme Manager, Data for Research - Data Wrangling - ⏰ Apply by 14 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: United Kingdom - [Read details](https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/programme-manager-data-for-research-data-wrangling-41073/en/) ## Other opportunities ### Funding and Fellowships - Funding: 2024 Digital Infrastructure Insights Fund RFP - Areas of work: Advance public commons of technology, for the benefit of everyone - ⏰ Apply by 2 June 2024 - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://fordfoundation.forms.fm/2024-digital-infrastructure-insights-fund-rfp/forms/9861) - Funding: The Scientific Integrity Fund - Areas of work: Provide Legal Assistance and Financial Support and raise community awareness about the detrimental effects of academic fraud - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://scientificintegrityfund.org/) - Fellowship: 2024 Mozilla Senior Fellows - Areas of work: Trustworthy AI - ⏰ Apply by 6 May 2024 - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/what-we-fund/fellowships/senior-fellows/call-for-proposals/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&utm_campaign=24-FxA-SrFellows&utm_content=link_linkedin&utm_term=en) - Fellowship: The NASA Lifelines Fellowship Program - Areas of work: Humanitarian and Earth science - ⏰ Apply by 3 April 2024 - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://nasalifelines.org/fellowship-program/) - Fellowship: 2024 Open Future Fellows - Areas of work: Advancing Digital Public Space and cultivating Digital Commons - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://openfuture.eu/open-call-for-2024-open-future-fellows/) - Residentship: Astera, Open Science Entrepreneur-in-Residence - Areas of work: New tools for scientific publishing - πŸ”— [Read details](https://jobs.lever.co/astera/e8a45be7-2840-4b5d-a4b0-6467e50c0c2e) ### Jobs - TU Delft: Research Software Engineer (multiple roles) - ⏰ Apply by 15 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: The Netherlands - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://www.tudelft.nl/over-tu-delft/werken-bij-tu-delft/vacatures/details?jobId=16774&jobTitle=Research%20Software%20Engineer%20) - Codort: CTO - ⏰ Apply by 12 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: London, UK - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://docs.google.com/document/d/10UQORMd8tulBYchOitrOE5XVUBUsZdJnIhhs0kIBZXk/edit) - Codort: Lead Developer - ⏰ Apply by 12 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: London, UK - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-kXsvnmCntw-fqCI3zpunzibmYANzy1orwELJoSQ5_Q/edit) - Ashland University: Research Coordinator, Psychology - College of Arts and Sciences - ⏰ Apply by 22 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: Ashland, Ohio, USA - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://jobs.ashland.edu/postings/5671) - African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - ⏰ Apply by 10 April 2023 - πŸ“ Location: Nairobi, Kenya - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://aphrc.org/career/post-doctoral-research-scientist-in-qualitative-impact-evaluation-ie/) - UK DRI Care Research and Technology Centre (CR&T) at Imperial College London: Scientific Project Manager - ⏰ Apply by 15 April 2024 - πŸ“ Location: London, UK - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DGQ671/scientific-project-manager) - The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Community Manager of Research Data Resources - πŸ“ Location: USA, Hybrid - πŸ”— [Read Details](https://www.michaeljfox.org/community-manager-research-data-resources) *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) * [Linkedin page](https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-turing-way/) 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)._