Ubuntu Scientists Team

26 Mar

A month or so ago, I created a team for the scientists that use Ubuntu and its favours called the Ubuntu Scientists team.  The goal of the team is the closest to the Ubuntu Women team; which is to help women to get careers and acceptation in the FOSS/Ubuntu Linux Community.  But for the Ubuntu Scientists team, it’s to help scientists of all sorts (political, biological, chemists, ect.) to get careers and acceptation in the FOSS/Ubuntu Linux Community.

Since this team is new, there is a lot of work that is needed to be done and I’m seeking help.  Most of the help is required to get the team wiki pages set up.  I feel like there is more of information then what I have.  As I stated in this mailing-list thread, I’m looking for a person or two (or even more!) to help me to write some of the wiki pages for our team. Please reply to this e-mail if you have any questions or you want to help out.  If you want to join in to help me and the scientists in the Community, we have a LaunchPad team HERE.

There is also an IRC channel and it’s #ubuntu-scientists on

Hopefully, this team will grow and help scientists within the Community.

EDIT 1: balachmar, in the IRC channel of the team, asked me about the goals since I wasn’t clear:

[10:13] <balachmar> Do you want to help scientists find FLOSS alternatives, or do you want scientist to be more involved in Ubuntu, or actually try to convince scientist to make a career in FLOSS development?
[10:13] <belkinsa> All three of them. Really.


Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Ubuntu, Ubuntu Scientists


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10 responses to “Ubuntu Scientists Team

  1. Leopoldo

    March 26, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I am an Assistant Research Professor at Columbia University in the field of Geochemistry and Climate Change. I have been using ubuntu since 6.06 at home and exclusively at work for the last 6 years or so (started with 8.10 and now eagerly waiting for 14.04). During this time I have learnt many things about the good, the bad and the ugly of using Ubuntu in Science. Not sure if I can be of any help as my time is relatively limited, but I am willing to contribute in what I can. Let me know if you are interested.

    thanks and good luck!


    • belkinsa

      March 26, 2014 at 10:17 am

      It’s cool if even if you have limited time. Just having some active members that will say something time to time is still something.

    • belkinsa

      March 26, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Just make sure you join the team and introduce yourself on the mailing-list.

  2. Janne

    March 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Nice! I’m doing computational neuroscience, and have been using Ubuntu since it launched. This is a good idea; if nothing else, it would be nice to have a one-stop resource for how to get and install various specialist software packages and the like.

    • belkinsa

      March 27, 2014 at 5:33 am

      Well, we always had this page:

      And I think that is what you are thinking of.

      • Janne

        March 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

        Not quite; I know of those pages of course. But I was thinking “resource” in the form of community feedback for building and installing ancient numerical libraries and things like that. With a real community, chances are others has already been through the same thing when somebody tries to build and run some piece of niche scientific software, for instance.

      • belkinsa

        March 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

        Ah, I see. I think that could be used in the team if one starts it.

  3. Alejandro

    March 28, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I am interested in participating. For some time I have wanted to contribute to Ubuntu. I am doing research in kidney cells.

    • belkinsa

      March 28, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Awesome! Just join in the team and the mailing-list (make sure you introduce yourself).


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