June Tech Meet: Fri 18th @ KCL

Help promote this event: stick a couple of posters up around campus. Thanks!

We’re very pleased to announce that Cameron Neylon will be giving our main talk at the June Tech Meet:

What has the public ever done for us?
Why return on investment and engagement need to matter to scientists.

Public engagement and measures of impact, economic or otherwise, are
becoming an increasing burden for working scientists. At the same time
public distrust in science fuelled by scandals over data release and a lack
of understanding of the scientific process appears to be increasing. The
web, however offers us the greatest opportunity in history to actively
engage people in the process of carrying out science, and the greatest
opportunity since the printing press to radically improve the efficiency of
scientific communication and scientific process. I will argue that if we
take the approach of maximising return on the public investment on science
in terms of economic, social, and scientific outcomes that we have an
opportunity to solve all these problems. And that if we do not we will fail
to make the argument for scientific research as a key area for public
investment in the 21st century

Cameron works at the Science and Technology Facilities Council and is a well known proponent of open science and open data.

We will also have a series of 5-10min lightning talks:

Matt Arno – Unexpected presence of mycoplasma probes on human microarrays

James Campbell – Predicting proteotypic peptides for targetted quantitative proteomics

More to be announced…


Fri 18th June
6pm onwards.


King’s College London
Seminar Room 2.21,
Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin-Wilkins Building
Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH


We have tables reserved upstairs at the Rose and Crown, Colombo St, SE1 EDP
(marked on map above).

2 responses to “June Tech Meet: Fri 18th @ KCL

  1. See you there!

  2. Pingback: biotext.org.uk : BioGeeks tech meet, Science HackDay special

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