[Talk-GB] Live OSM discussion in ~45 minutes (7.30pm UK time)

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 26 19:14:55 UTC 2017

What the !*&@

Just tuned in & they're talking about hostility & sexism?!

Anybody know the usernsme of AndyHall? (The blonde guy in the broadcast)


Who are these people?

On 26/07/2017 18:45, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> I've just learned that this week's Wikimedia Research Showcase,
> streamed online TONIGHT at 7.30pm UK time, will focus on structured
> data in OpenStreetMap. Details below.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday, July
> 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC.
> YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC1jgK8C8aQ
> As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
> And, you can watch our past research showcases here:
>     https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Showcase#July_2017
> This month's presentation:
> Freedom versus Standardization: Structured Data Generation in a Peer
> Production CommunityBy Andrew HallIn addition to encyclopedia articles
> and software, peer production communities produce structured data,
> e.g., Wikidata and OpenStreetMap’s metadata. Structured data from peer
> production communities has become increasingly important due to its
> use by computational applications, such as CartoCSS, MapBox, and
> Wikipedia infoboxes. However, this structured data is usable by
> applications only if it follows standards. We did an interview study
> focused on OpenStreetMap’s knowledge production processes to
> investigate how – and how successfully – this community creates and
> applies its data standards. Our study revealed a fundamental tension
> between the need to produce structured data in a standardized way and
> OpenStreetMap’s tradition of contributor freedom. We extracted six
> themes that manifested this tension and three overarching concepts,
> correctness, community, and code, which help make sense of and
> synthesize the themes. We also offer suggestions for improving
> OpenStreetMap’s knowledge production processes, including new data
> models, sociotechnical tools, and community practices.

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