We will be socializing until 7:30am and then we'll do our usual LUG announcements and Linux in the News and talk about last weekend's Southern California Linux Expo. Presentations usually start at 8pm.

If we have at least 30 attendees, we will raffle off leftover booth swag. Every attendee gets a free ticket and you will be able to buy additional tickets at $1 apiece. Funds raised go towards SGVTech expenses, which are primarily Meetup fees and domain name and webhosting.


The open science movement calls for open sharing of research findings and greater trust, transparency, and reuseability in making claims and reporting results. A researcher-to-researcher training community known as Carpentry (Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and others) has emerged to prepare researchers to practice open science using more open and collaborative practices; open source tools; and openly licensed and distributed methods, data, code.

In this program, the Head of Research Services at the Caltech Library will describe the Carpentry movement; illustrate how lesson development and delivery takes place; and lead participants through a sample interactive lesson from Data Carpentry.

There will be an interactive lesson. Please bring a fully charged laptop.
Installation instructions and lesson outline will be posted ahead of time. OpenX has guest wifi. We will comment in the Meetup, if there are any updates.


Gail P. Clement (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5494-4806) is a Library Administrator and science research librarian who serves as Head of Research Services at the Caltech Library. She leads a team of subject librarians, repository, metadata and licensing specialists who develop knowledge management resources, publishing services, and authorship programs for the Caltech community. In this role she also represents Caltech Library on the Organizational Advisory Assembly for the Research Data Alliance, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and the Overleaf Steering Committee. She is a certified Data Carpentry Instructor, specializing in research data cleaning and enhancement; data sharing; and citation and publication of all research outputs.

As Coordinator of Author Carpentry - a researcher training program in 21st century authorship and publishing - Gail collaborates with developers and researchers to create practical, hands-on, and useful lessons in responsible, reproducible, and reuseable research publication. Author Carpentry builds on a pilot lesson from Software Carpentryon Scientific Authorship. Author Carpentry workshops are offered at Caltech and through professional groups such as the CODATA-RDA Summer School in Research Data Science and the Association for Artificial Intelligence 2017 Tutorial Forum.

Gail's professional leadership includes membership on the Research Data Alliance-CODATA Legal Interoperability of Research Data Interest Group, mentoring researchers from developing nations via AuthorAid; and service on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) where she co-edited the 2015 special issue on data sharing, data publication, and data citation. She also serves on the License Review Committee and the Scholarly Communication Taskforce of the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium


OpenX is located in the One West Bank building @ 888 E Walnut St. Pasadena CA, 91101. Entrances to the building are eastbound on Walnut, right hand side before the Lake St. intersection or southbound on Lake St. right hand side after the Walnut St. intersection. Once through the driveway, please park in the 888 Lot that has the OpenX logo displayed out front. Pull a ticket and bring it with you to the Meetup, we will validate your parking.

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