The #eLifeSprint is a collaborative event where we bring together skilled developers, designers, technologists, researchers, etc to develop open-source technological solutions and prototypes to change the way we share and consume science research.
The current science publishing system is slow, expensive, ineffective and closed: most of the research output is locked behind paywalls and difficult to reuse, and contributions of researchers are not credited transparently nor appropriately. At eLife, we believe strongly that open-source technologies can help solve some of these problems.
It will be a great opportunity for open designers to build their portfolios and hone their design, UX and product management skills. Last year, at least 5 of the Sprint projects were further developed into functional products with support from eLife and other organisations such as the Wellcome Trust and the Mozilla Foundation.
Please follow this link to apply, on or before June 2: www.elifesci.org/sprint
Application is free, but participants are expected to pay for their own travel and accommodation. We are keen to provide travel and other types of support to applicants who otherwise would not be able to join the Sprint.
We would also be very grateful if you could help spread the word, by following and retweeting us on Twitter @eLifeInnovation.
Thank you, and I look forward to receiving your application