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SciBarCamb intro game

SciBarCamb is over, but it was awesome this year! I am the worst at live-tweeting, but luckily Lou and Laura and lots of other enthusiastic Twitter-users were at hand to document every single minute of it, so keep an eye on the Schemes and Memes blog for Storify collections of...
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Not even a little bit qualified

I was as surprised as you are to find out that I am an expert on hematopoiesis and stem cells, but for the past several months I’ve been invited to several conferences asking me to speak on this topic, as well as other topics that I can’t even remember. All...
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SciBarCamb and you

SciBarCamb will be back on April 20/21, and registration has opened (although the cheapest tickets are almost gone now) so I thought I’d explain why you might want to attend and what you can expect when you go. If you’re in a rush, you can get the gist of it...
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Showing Off

Two things to show off: 1. I’ll be on stage at Science Showoff tomorrow night. It’s in London, and it’s free. I’m going to share some of the interviews I’ve done with scientist-musicians, and tell some anecdotes about others that I have not (yet) caught on tape. The other performers...
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Science Showoff!

Next week, on December 7, I’ll be speaking in London as part of Science Showoff. I’ll have tiny fragments from some of the interviews on here, as well as anecdotes about slightly more famous scientist-musicians.  Some of the other performers that night are actually making music about science, but there’s…

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Hovercraftcrafting

Earlier this month, I joined a table of fellow geeks (including NN’s own Lou) to craft hovercrafts at Drink Shop & Do. The event was run by Science London (the London branch of the British Science Association), who regularly host science craft nights. Dan had been before, and encouraged us…

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Science Offline

This year’s Science Online London was probably my favourite so far in terms of the variety in the programme. There were sessions about communicating science using the web, but also also practical data-wrangling sessions. Something for everyone. As much as I like how Science Online brings together various groups of…

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Talks win, says poster

The results are in: most people prefer talks over posters. Here is a summary, in poster-form! And that one screenshot a bit bigger so you can actually read it:

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Poster or talk?

A few weeks ago, at a conference, I was talking about posters with some people. Not the specific posters that were at the meeting, but posters in general. I have only ever had to present posters at department poster days, and never had anything interesting enough to warrant printing at…

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Organising science unconferences

To continue the previous post, a summary of some tips for organising a (science) unconference. I covered about a third or half of this in my SciBarCamb session, but I tried to make this a bit more complete. You may also want to look at Jen Dodd’s 3 Rules for…