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Stencila at OHSU

OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)
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The OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building is right next to the Tilikum crossing.

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Help Stencila to reinvent spreadsheets for reproducible research.

When: Friday November 10th, 2017 - 2 pm- 4 pm, Hacky Hour with the BioData Club following the session.

Where: OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) room #1S019

Questions: daniellecrobinson@gmail.com

Spreadsheets are widely used in all fields of research - for everything from data entry to simulation modelling. But spreadsheets can be error prone and don’t fit well into a reproducible workflow.

Stencila is trying to make reproducible research more widespread by making it more accessible. Stencila Sheets provide a familiar spreadsheet interface but are built from the ground up to leverage the power of languages like R, Python, and SQL, and with reproducibility at their core. We want to show you what we are building, but we are also looking for the opinions, experiences, and ideas of people who work with data across various research domains.

  • What are the great things about spreadsheets? Why are they used by so many researchers?
  • What problems do spreadsheets have? What are the challenges to making them more reproducible?
  • If you could start over, what would you change about spreadsheets? Which features of conventional spreadsheet software would you change? What would you add? What would you take away?

Join us to share your ideas and help shape Stencila Sheets... and the future of reproducible research!

Stencila is an open source project funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, under the umbrella of the Oregon-based non-profit Code for Science & Society.

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