Day/Time: Friday, May 14, 12:00 PM to 1 PM

Keynote Speaker: Kaitlin Thaney

Kaitlin Thaney

Bio: Kaitlin Thaney is the Executive Director of Invest in Open Infrastructure, a non-profit initiative dedicated to improving funding and resourcing for the open technologies and systems that research relies on.

She previously served as the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, following her time building the Mozilla Science Lab, a program to serve the open research community. She was on the founding team for Digital Science, where she helped launch and advise programs to serve researchers worldwide, building on her time at Creative Commons, where she crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web.

Description: This past year has shown us the increased need and demand for investments in openness across all areas of research and scholarshipfrom content and data to the underlying systems that make those discoveries available and accessible to the world. Invest in Open Infrastructure is an initiative dedicated to improving the funding and resourcing for those underlying technologies and systems. This talk will speak to some of the critical issues and questions surrounding the infrastructure underpinning open knowledge, and discuss the work that lies ahead as a community.