The Research Jam is a research lab meeting open to all. Imagine a large Zoom meeting where people from all over the world come on their own accord to share small research updates, or throw an idea out to see where it lands. If you find it difficult to imagine, good news, all of our jams are recorded and shared on our YouTube channel, see it for yourself.
Who should attend research jams?
What do you get out of it?
Time to brag: do you know in merely one year, research jams have helped produce at least 5 papers?
Research jams are normally scheduled on Wednesdays. On the previous Sunday we would check all the new submissions since the last jam. You will be contacted individually if there's any problem with your submission. Otherwise, look for a calendar invite (with zoom link) for Wednesday, and an email with logistics from Rosanne no later than Monday.
It will be best if the slides of the presentation can "stand on their own", i.e. if people later look through them without you speaking, they'll be able to understand the gist of what you're doing. (Of course, just because you put words on the slide to be read later by someone who didn't attend your talk doesn't mean you need to read all the words on the slide.)
Every plot should have both axes labeled.
It's important to make the best use of the 5 minutes assigned to you! Please try practicing your talk a few times beforehand, make sure the content is clear and delivery smooth. Do not assume people have any background on the topic you are presenting, and always add abundant links, axis labels, legends and references to your slides, which people will access and scroll through during your presentation!
Read this for more presentation tips from Jason.
Find zoom info from the MLC Events Calendar. It will also be shared on Discord
#research-jam channel, prior to the event.
After all the presentations, if you have further questions, each speaker would hold a voice channel on our Discord. Feel free to join and jam with them!
Usually the recording of your presentation will be posted on our YouTube channel, and linked on the event page, a few hours after the jam. If you have any issues, contact Rosanne to edit the video.
Please know that research jam is not supposed to be a one-off thing. Our intention and goal is to build a distributed "lab" for everyone, and in labs people share incremental updates on their projects every few weeks. So anyone is welcome to come back and present at a future session if there's any new developments.
In addition, we are happy to support researchers with compute resources, paper editing, and mentorship. On our Discord under the HELP WITH category there are corresponding channels for each.
If you make any new collaborations/connections from this event, and end up producing a paper/blogpost/app/company/etc. a few months or years later, drop us a note! It would make us very happy.
We understand that research can be exciting but also extremely hard. There would be moments when you feel you're never able to push forward your project, or make a deadline, face a rejection, or finish the writing of that paper. Please remember that we and the whole community are always here to support you, and are willing to help however we can. Don't hesitate to get in touch!