Science Foo Camp

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Science Foo Camp, also known as "Sci Foo", is a series of interdisciplinary scientific conferences organized by O'Reilly Media (FOO stands for "Friends of O'Reilly"), Digital Science, Nature Publishing Group and Google Inc., based on an idea from Linda Stone.[1] The event is based on the spirit and format of Foo Camp, an unconference focused on emerging technology, and is designed to encourage collaboration between scientists who would not typically work together. As such, it is particularly unusual among scientific conferences in three ways; it is invitation-only, the invitees come from many different areas of science rather than one subject (such as physics, chemistry or biology), and the meeting has no fixed agenda; the invited scientists, technologists and policy makers set the conference program during the conference itself, based on their shared professional interests and enthusiasms.

The first event in 2006 was held under the Chatham House Rule. The policy at the second event was to allow open reporting by default; attendees were expected to indicate if their comments were off the record. Science Foo Camp has taken place annually at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, California, United States.

It is currently organized by Tim O'Reilly and Marsee Henon of O'Reilly Media, Daniel Hook of Digital Science and Cat Allman of Google.

In 2021 the organizers of Sci Foo released a series of 5-minute lightning talks from alumni on YouTube.

A twelve-minute YouTube video made at SciFoo 2009 is available.

Events[edit]

  1. August 2006.[2][3]
  2. August 2007[4]
  3. August 2008[5][6]
  4. July 2009[7][8]
  5. July 2010[9]
  6. August 2011[10]
  7. August 2012[11]
  8. June 2013[12][13]
  9. August 2014[14]
  10. June 2015[15]
  11. July 2016[16][17]
  12. August 2017[18]
  13. June 2018[19]
  14. July 2019[20]
  15. October 2020[21]
  16. Sci Foo Alumni Lightning Talks (online) May 13-15, 2021[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Reilly, Tim (March 24, 2009). "It's Always Ada Lovelace Day at O'Reilly". Archived from the original on December 5, 2020. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  2. ^ Hannay, Timo (September 4, 2006). "SciFoo review". Archived from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "Foo's paradise: In praise of chat". Nature. 442 (7105): 848. 2006. Bibcode:2006Natur.442..848.. doi:10.1038/442848a. PMID 16929260. (Nature editorial on SciFoo 2006)
  4. ^ Hendler, James (August 6, 2007). "Science FOO Camp 2007 (Scifoo 07)". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2007.
  5. ^ Wilczek, Frank (September 3, 2008). "A Slice of SciFoo". Archived from the original on February 25, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  6. ^ Gilbey, John (October 2, 2008). "Antimatter and antipasta at the anti-conference". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Clarke, Michael (July 11, 2009). "Sci Foo Camp – Day 1". Archived from the original on September 21, 2020. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2009)". Archived from the original on March 27, 2010.
  9. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2010)". Archived from the original on February 11, 2011. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  10. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2011)". Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  11. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2012)". Archived from the original on January 24, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  12. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2013)". Archived from the original on May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "Sci Foo Camp Postgame Report". Archived from the original on May 24, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  14. ^ "Science Foo Camp (2014)". Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  15. ^ "Digital Science - Science Foo Camp 2015". Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  16. ^ Chew, Elaine (July 12, 2016). "Going to Sci Foo 2016". Elaine Chew, research. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  17. ^ Haklay, Muki (July 25, 2016). "Science Foo Camp 2016". Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay's personal blog. Archived from the original on April 13, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  18. ^ "SciFoo Camp 2017". August 4, 2017. Archived from the original on May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  19. ^ "We Are Getting Ready for SciFoo!". June 20, 2018. Archived from the original on May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  20. ^ "We Are Getting Ready for SciFoo!". July 10, 2019. Archived from the original on January 30, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  21. ^ Orzel, Chad (October 28, 2020). "When Is It Time For A "Manhattan Project"?". Forbes. Archived from the original on November 6, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2021.

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