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Kaitlin Thaney
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Very cool, indeed.
 
Smart soccer ball, via +Alistair Croll. Now seeing if we can get some +adidas Football folks to Strata London…
Tech in sports typically revolves around maximizing performance in some nebulous and difficult-to-fact-check way. But Adidas has been doing some very cool stuff, like MiCoach biometric tracking, and now it's got something new and actually kind of great in theory: a soccer ball that tells you what its doing.
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More on the launch of DataKind UK, how we'll work with our colleagues in the US and what we're planning here at the DataKind blog:

http://datakind.org/2013/04/datakind-uk-launches-today/
DataKind UK Launches Today! April 25, 2013. We are thrilled to announce that today, during Big Data Week, we are excitedly launching our first official chapter, DataKind UK! We were so inspired and am...
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And, we're live! 

We formally launched the DataKind UK today, DataKind's first international branch, dedicated to empowering a data-driven non-profit/charity sector. 

You can read more about us here, in my piece for the Guardian, or follow us on Twitter at @datakindUK. 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/apr/25/datakind-launching-uk

(+Jake Porway +Francine Bennett +stewart townsend +Duncan Ross)
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Putting finishing touches on my talk for tomorrow's #openoxford. I'll be speaking about Digital Science and changes to how we interact with content in the open innovation track.

More on the event, here:

http://rigourandopenness.org/
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Boston friends: Software Carpentry is running a bootcamp June 24-25 for women in science, engineering, medicine. All instructors / mentors are women, as well. Absolutely awesome, if you ask me.

More here: http://bit.ly/153DkmQ
On June 24-25, 2013, Software Carpentry will run a computing skills boot camp in Boston for women in science, engineering, and medicine. With three rooms and six instructors, it will be one of the biggest events we've ever done. Boot camps alternate short tutorials with hands-on practical ...
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This (and the Guardian piece linked) is so delightfully sweet and odd that it makes my heart melt. On closeness, matching outfits and the pink flamingo.

http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/13/05/the-guy-who-wore-the-same-clothes-as-his-wife-for-35-years-also-designed-the-pink-garden-flamingo/276372/
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Using your Facebook activity to predict obesity prevalence. Future of public health data (or at least a new sort to consider ...)? 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0061373#s3
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In honor of Shakespeare's birthday, I give you the Shakespeare insult generator.

Favorite so far: "O, [thou art] as tedious as a tired horse, a railing wife, Worse than a smoky house."

http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/index.html?
You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe! Taken from: Henry IV, part 2. Adapted for the Web by Chris Seidel. Wiz Quip | Fund Predictor | Fractals | Zenith Poetry | P...
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Wow. Stunning use of Google street view imagery.

http://vimeo.com/63653873
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I'm currently in San Antonio, Texas for the Coalition for Networked Information's (CNI) Spring Meeting. Here are my slides from my session "A Toolkit for Digital Research" where I focused on three tools supported by Digital Science: +figshare , +Altmetric and +Symplectic .

http://www.slideshare.net/kaythaney/cni13-thaney
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I think your work is very interesting I wish you much success ;-)
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open advocate and general rabblerouser
Employment
  • Mozilla Science Lab
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Digital Science
    Manager of External Partnerships, Org Spokesperson, 2010 - 2013
  • Creative Commons
    Manager of Science Program, 2006 - 2010
  • MIT iCampus
    Communications Coordinator, 2005 - 2006
  • The Boston Globe
    News Correspondent, 2004 - 2005
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
    Researcher, 2004 - 2005
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Brooklyn, NY
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London, United Kingdom - Rochester, NY - Rochester, Boston, Washington DC, London
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technologist - open science enthusiast - data nerd - pretend scientist - foodie
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I wear brightly colored shoes, connect nerds, and work to make scientific research more efficient. 
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  • Northeastern University
    Journalism / Political Science
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September 1