A tool for domain experts to find recent and relevant public discourse on topics they are familiar with
Yohan Yee (Mattermost: yohan, Twitter: @therealyohanyee)
Chi-Hsun (Eric) Chang (Mattermost: eric-ch-chang , Twitter: @chchang8305)
Brainfeed is a proposed tool that is aimed at scientists to keep track of active and relevant public discussions on topics that they are familiar with. The general idea is that in forums such as Reddit, links to scientific articles are posted and a public discussion often follows; in these discussions there are often questions or misconceptions that may be best clarified by experts. Brainfeed seeks to track these discussions and notify experts when there are discussions/questions that are relevant to them.
Initial development of this project is aimed at tracking neuroimaging-related discussions on Reddit, but this tool could in principle be extended to any scientific field and could also track other forums such as Twitter. Details on getting started, resources, etc… are available in the README.md doc on the project Github page (https://github.com/yohanyee/brainfeed)
A list of specific goals for this Brainhack, along with future goals, can be found in the Github README.md file.
The general goal for Brainhack Toronto is to lay down the general framework and structure of the project, along with some basic code aimed at the specific goals listed in the README.md file; further development can occur after the event and will be coordinated through a Brainhack mattermost channel (https://mattermost.brainhack.org/brainhack/channels/brainfeed).
issue one: how to best classify posts as being relevant (neuroimaging related) or not?
issue two: how do we structure the post/comment database?
Issue three: what is the most engaging way to display discussions to experts?
For Brainhack Toronto 2021: https://discord.gg/6pq9RgtM
After the event, we will transition to the Brainhack Mattermost channel for further development: https://mattermost.brainhack.org/brainhack/channels/brainfeed
Some skills that may be learned:
Contributors will be listed in a file on Github (probably the README.md using the all-contributors github bot )
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Topic: scientific communication
Hi @brainhackorg/project-monitors my project is ready!