Looking for people that organized scientific conferences (including something resembling poster sessions) online. What tool(s) did you use? How was your setup? What went well and what would you do differently next time? Boosts greatly appreciated.

Hello fellow Europeans in the #Fediverse:

Do you know about any organisations promoting #FreeSoftware, #OpenSource, #OER to educational instiutions/public administrations?

Are you aware of any educational institutions already using FS?

Do you know about any other #education related activities in your country?

Asking for a friend @egnun
@fsfe

Please boost!

Do you know ? A group of scientists fighting fake news on climate change and health. They review viral "news" stories: make detailed comments with web annotations, a summary and a quantitative assessment.
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Some tips for the newbies.

If you click on someone's name you go to their profile. But here you often only see a few toots (as tweets are called around here). If you click on the icon, you go to their local instance where you can see more toots.

If you want to follow someone while you are at their instance, you need to login, which can be cumbersome if you do this by hand. You can also copy the URL of the profile & paste it in our search bar. Then it will appear below & is easy to follow.

Programming, every single time.

4 hours into the project:
"Awesome, this is straight-forward and we're almost done already!"

4 weeks into the project:
"WTF, how can this be so complicated?"

So this is interesting, medics in Denmark & Ireland independently found a significant drop in very premature babies during lockdown - 90% fewer in DK! Which is pretty remarkable..

They speculate it could be less air pollution, fewer infections or stress on expectant mothers but no-one really knows. I have been interested in reduction in aircraft contrails & weather but there are loads of other effects I think could be interesting to look at

nytimes.com/2020/07/19/health/

Good morning everyone! As I'm on holiday and using this on my phone, I was wondering if there was a good app for mobile devices for mastodon that anyone can recommend?

Please use Content Warnings for sensitive topics (in other cultures), such as abuse or violence (for Europeans) and sex (for Americans). When joking punch up, not down.

Mastodon has many features to make it easier for everyone to participate. When adding media/pictures please add a description. If you write your hashtag in , screen readers will read them out correctly. If a picture contains much text, you can OCR it by adding (in the reply):
@OCRbot (easy when you follow OCR bot).

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I am Victor Venema. I was born in , The Netherlands, and also studied physics there. My PhD was about measuring cloud structure. I currently work on the of climate station data in , Germany, and on @GrassrootsReview

I am also one of the admins of . We would like to create a friendly place to talk about science, but feel free to talk about anything. Please notify Frank Sonntag @admin or me early of unfriendly behaviour.

Thanks for the welcome @VictorVenema ! Introduction then?
So I'm a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute with a special interest in the Arctic and Greenland and the interactions between ice sheet and atmosphere

Hello world!
Let's see how this mastodon thing works then, shall we take a look at how the ice sheet
is doing right now?

polarportal.dk/en/greenland/su

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