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CIRSS Seminar - Open Source and the Teen Years

Friday, March 29, 2019
4pm - 5pm

126 IS

Event Details

Session leaders: Matt Turk, iSchool Assistant Professor
Description: In this talk, I will reflect on experiences I have had navigating the landscape of open source scholarly software as projects age, and the way that shapes interaction in an ecosystem.  I will also report some recent developments with the open source project yt, and how they both interact with the shifting needs and desires of community members and how they address the needs and desires of potential future community members.  Many exciting buzzwords such as "Rust" and "WebAssembly" will be used.

* Biosketch:
Matthew Turk is an assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences and also holds an appointment with the Department of Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His research is focused on how individuals interact with data and how that data is processed and understood. He received his doctoral degree in physics from Stanford University in 2009. He completed postdoctoral work at the University of California at San Diego and an NSF Fellowship in Transformative Computational Science at Columbia University. He came to Illinois in 2014 to work as a research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and as a research assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy.

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