Dejan Jotanovic was one of the founding members of The Research Bazaar, and formerly the Digital Spaces Manager at Research Platforms (ResPlat) Services at The University of Melbourne. Dejan has spent his last year living in Brooklyn, New York as a freelance writer drinking awful American coffee. Prior to this he has completed a Master of […]
The end of the year is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about ResBaz 2018 for those sites going with the traditional late January / early February timing. Here’s the latest news:
1. We are kicking off monthly community calls this week
Last year we found that monthly community calls were a great way for organisers to share their experiences and keep in touch. To start with we are going to hold the calls on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDST, which is GMT +11 hours), which means the next call is on 12 October. On the day of the call we’ll post the link to the Google Hangout in the ResBaz chat on Slack, so please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you don’t already have access.
2. The 2018 website is up
A big thanks to Tim Dettrick for helping us out with the code for the new 2018 website. The team from Perth are out of the blocks fast and already have their page up, so if you’d like to join them (even if it’s just placeholder information at the moment) all the instructions for creating your own page are at the GitHub repository.
3. This blog is the single source of information for organisers
The feedback from last year was that there were too many wikis and other sites with information for organisers. This year we’ve consolidated everything in the pages in the toolbar on the left, so have a browse through those pages and see if there’s any information we’ve missed.
ResBaz Global Coordination Team