Build Things Together

Bill Mills

Recent Posts

  • August 17, 2015

    Next Steps

    Today was my last day at the Mozilla Science Lab, after a year as their first Community Manager. It was a privilege to be part of Kaitlin Thaney’s team during this time; the Science Lab started a long list of global-scale conversations in open sci...

  • July 27, 2015

    Consuming Open Data

    Last week had some great announcements in open data: progress was reported in the OpenfMRI project, seeking in part to establish a standard data format for functional MRI brain scans, and K. Ramirez et al’s paper was accepted for publication that ...

  • July 06, 2015

    Truly Open Data

    There is a lot to be optimistic about in the conversation around open data. More and more journals and funders are demanding data be published as a condition of submission or granting, creating much-needed pressure from the top; infrastructure lik...

  • May 31, 2015


    A tale of two pull requestsPR the first is on a project I’ve been working on from the ground up, a data validation project that from an engineering standpoint is a relatively straightforward collection of Python modules and tests. In this PR, I cl...

  • May 17, 2015

    Someone Else's Code

    The thing that originally lead me to the open science movement is one of the things I remain most passionate about: code reuse & collaboration. It drives me B A N A N A S when we are forced to start from scratch instead of building on one anot...