[OSGeo-Announce] Opportunity: Be an OSGeo expert in the Data Help Desk of the virtual European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2021

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Tue Apr 20 11:04:00 PDT 2021

News item: 

Dear OSGeo communities,

  as of today, the annual European Geoscience General Assembly (EGU) has 
started, including the second annual Data Help Desk (DHD). The DHD 
welcomes also questions concerning Free and Open Source Geospatial 
tools. Over 50% of the attendees of the virtual EGU GA are early career 
scientists. So this is a great opportunity for all OSGeo communities to 
help to answer questions from the next generations of scientists and to 
get them involved in OSGeo-related work:

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  No mandatory time commitment - answer data or software questions and/or 
share a recorded demo or one-pager related to making data or software 
more open and FAIR and we will promote it during the event.

  Volunteer to be a data or software expert for the upcoming Virtual Data 
Help Desk to be hosted during the first week of the 2021 European 
Geosciences Union General Assembly (#vEGU21: Gather Online; 19-23 April 
2021). The Data Help Desk, which is a program of ESIP, the European 
Geosciences Union (EGU), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and their 
partners, connects researchers with informatics experts familiar with 
their scientific domain to learn about skills and techniques that will 
help further their research and make their data and software more open 
and FAIR. You can volunteer to take part in the following ways:

  Answer earth science data (and software) questions (monitor platform 
and answer where you can);

  Share a recorded demo (share a brief recorded demo of a tool or 
resource, ideally <5 min);

  Share a one-pager about your tool or resource.

  To volunteer, please complete this brief form as soon as possible by 5 
April 2021. More details on how you can contribute are provided in the 
Volunteer Guidelines. NOTE: You do not have to be attending vEGU21 to 
take part in this event.

  The Data Help Desk is happening virtually again after several 
successful virtual and in-person events at society meetings over the 
last few years at the AGU Fall Meeting, EGU General Assembly, ESA Annual 
Meeting, Ocean Sciences Meeting, and more. Don't miss this chance to 
help others with data-related questions and to demo your tool or 

  Questions? Contact megancarter at esipfed.org.
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  More details on the DHD website: 

  See you at the virtual Data Help Desk !


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