PKP 2019: Registration Open for UAB Sprint

October 21st, 2019 by  | Comments Off on PKP 2019: Registration Open for UAB Sprint

As we traditionally do with our bi-annual conferences, PKP 2019 will kick off with an OJS/OMP development sprint. We invite you to spend the whole week with us, starting with this free interactive event November 18-19, 2019 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Can’t make it to the conference? No problem! Conference registration is not required to participate.

Ready to register? Sign up here for the UAB Sprint. 

Sprints are interactive, participatory events. The idea is for you, our OJS and OMP users, to collaborate with staff and other community members to problem-solve, code, write, and test our way to a better software. It doesn’t matter if you are a librarian, editor, system administrator or service provider – what matters is your enthusiasm and interest in contributing to the future of OJS and OMP. 

Why do we put you to work? As a not-for-profit initiative that produces free, open source software, PKP depends on the contributions of our community. The more we work together, the better our software gets. Sometimes these contributions are financial, as with our sustainers and development partners. Other times, they are in the form of partnerships. With sprints, contributions come from individuals participating in real, community-driven tasks. We’ve got a lot of experience on our team, but the real magic happens when we collaborate with the everyday experts – those of you that use our software and/or belong to the agencies and organizations supporting scholarly publishing. 

What will you do at the UAB Sprint? Well, that’s up to you. Participants can make suggestions or join any group they’d like. Topics submitted at previous sprints have included: accessibility, documentation, multilingual support, in-app OJS tool tips, ORCID integration, XML workflows, and more. Once you’ve decided on a topic to lead or join, you’ll get together in smaller groups and begin working on your projects. Over the course of two days, you’ll work through a specific task with your new colleagues (like usability testing, writing documentation, or brainstorming solutions). We feed you while we work, take you out to dinner, and at the end, share work completed. There’s no homework. No further commitment (unless you’re keen to contribute more). And you’ll leave behind a small but significant stamp on the infrastructure you use to make knowledge public.

Our sprint capacity is limited so don’t delay! Sprint registration closes November 8, 2019. For more information: http://pkp.sfu.ca/sprints.

After the sprint, join us for PKP 2019, our 7th International Scholarly Publishing Conference. For just $310 USD you’ll get to participate in two OJS workshops, an evening reception, and two-days of amazing presentations on all things open access, open source, and OJS. Conference registration closes November 15, 2019: http://pkpbcn19.net.

Important: Sprint registration is not included in your conference registration. Please register for these events separately.

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