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The video is up! [A recap + slides of my session at Science Online London]

Presentation SOLO09

Photo by Victor Henning of Mendeley.

Well, the video evidence is on the Internet now so it must have really happened! Today I got a Tweet linking me to the footage of my session, Cat Herding: The Challenges and Rewards of Online Scientific Community Management at Science Online London. I presented alongside Corie Lok, former Community Manager of Nature Network (she’s moving on to be the Research Highlights Editor of Nature now so go congratulate her!), and Ijad Madisch, founder of the scientific network Research Gate.

Well, here it is! I had to watch this through my fingers at first. Internet permanence is a scary thing.


Sorry I had to trick you with the video image – WordPress doesn’t support Vimeo.

Well, it’s no TED-quality presentation, but considering that it was my first time presenting in front of an audience like this… or any audience larger than classroom-size, I think it turned out decent enough. Though perhaps before the next presentation I should rehearse with an electric collar that shocks me every time I say “um” or “uh”. Oh well, whatever I lacked in public speaking ability I surely made up for with LOLcats.

There was mention of the slides we used in our talks going up on Nature Precedings at some point, but I haven’t seen any links floating around, so I’ll post my amazing slides below the fold.

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In which the Millikan travels to the Motherland

A long-time Anglophile and tea enthusiast, I’ve always wanted to travel to the Motherland. So you can imagine that I jumped at the chance to attend the annual a session about online community management. The event was August 22, so last Wednesday I traversed the Atlantic and experienced London, and it was everything I ever hoped and dreamed it would be.

After being gone for so long, I’m up to my neck in freelance work right now, which is awesome because I love my work, but it leaves not a lot of time for blogging. You may find some highlights of my trip sporadically posted on here, and eventually something about the conference itself, which was really well-executed and fun. I’ve already lazy-blogged the deets on Twitter so blogging about it feels a bit redundant, but I enjoy it so whatever.

In the mean time, you can read a recap of my session over at The Mind Wobbles.