TWed Spring 2015 (archival)

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Starting with the Fall 2011 term, "there's always something happening on Wednesday Nights in the Tetherless World!"

Logistics (Spring 2015):

About TWed:

  • TWed Talks are informal overview talks and tutorials on topics of interest to the Tetherless World community. TWed gives members and friends of the lab the chance to share tools and expertise. TWed Talks are not intended to be lectures; they are expected to be highly interactive and fun! TWed leaders are strongly encouraged to include live "hack" activities in their session plans.
  • TWed Hackspaces during the TWed time are informal group work sessions inspired by the Hackerspace movement. This is a time when TWC people will "be around" and you can rely on the "right" people being available to answer your questions and help with your hacks. This is also a great opportunity for project teams to "hack" together on problems, with the knowledge and resources of TWC surrounding you.

Schedule of TWed Topics and Leaders (Spring 2015):

Possible Spring 2015 TWed Topics (still to be scheduled):

  • Talk: Research Data Management for Scientific Communities (DCO Data Science team)
  • Talk: Topics of interest by Tetherless World students
  • Talk: Topics of interest by Professors Jim Hendler, Deborah McGuinness, Peter Fox, Heng Ji and Joanne Luciano


Date Video Leader Topic (7p-8p) Comments
21 Jan Stace Beaulieu, Adam Shepherd, Andy Maffei, Cyndy Chandler (WHOI) Linked Data for ocean science news and multimedia See:
03 Sep     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
04 Feb Dominic DiFranzo The Philosophy of Linked Data See also:
11 Feb     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
18 Feb Kristine Gloria Choose Your Own Path: A Journey Down the Rabbit Hole of Privacy Further Reading:
25 Feb     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
04 Mar Matt Klawonn HANDS-ON: Using openModeller to Predict Geospatial Distributions openModeller resources:
11 Mar Laura Kinkead Automating Metadata Collection in the Field (Thesis Presentation)  
18 Mar     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
01 Apr Xiaohui Lu (TBA)  
08 Apr     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
15 Apr Henrique O. Santos Exploring Scientific Data with Faceted Visualization Featuring Solr See also:
22 Apr     TWC Hackspace Opportunity  
29 Apr Simon Ellis Cognitive Computing-related topic (TBA)  
06 May Nidhi Rastogi TBA  
13 May TWC Grad Students Spring 2015 TWed Lightning Talks! SIGN UP NOW!! See:


  • TWed Talk opportunities available during December and January as requested!
  • Dates in bold have been "reserved" by the leader...
  • The alternating hack/talk pattern may interrupted to accommodate the schedule of leaders.
  • Topic suggestions and requests are always welcome!