A couple of weeks ago I went to the excellent Move Or Perish—Scientific Trajectories, Inclusion, And Inequality, And Their Consequences For Transformative Science workshop in Vienna. While getting ready for it, I found myself asking some familiar questions. Who are the speakers? What is their background? How to best contextualise the topics being discussed?
For the last couple of months I've been working on a new open source Python project. This is called DimCli and it's a command-line library aimed at making it simpler to work with the Dimensions Analytics API.
Recently I've been a little disappointed with Flickr, the popular online photo-sharing service. Photos gone missing, entire albums disappeared. Not really what you'd like to happen to your photo collection, especially when it's very large and therefore it's difficult to be always on top of what's there and what's not.. Time to change strategy: use flickr for sharing and my local HD for backup!
Europeana is a multilingual digital collection containing more than 15 millions resources that lets you explore Europe's history from ancient times to the modern day. Europeana API services are web services allowing search and display of Europeana collections in your website and applications. The folks at Europeana have been actively promoting the experimentation with their APIs by organizing 'hackathons' - workshops for cultural informatics hackers where new ideas and discussed and implemented.