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Open Publishing Fest: Fireside Chats 2020

Fireside Chats: Open Publishing FestAt last year's FORCE2019, the Open Publishing Awards were part of the pre-meeting festivities.  The organizers of that event, Coko, were thrilled with the response and decided to follow up by organizing a two week long Open Publishing Fest this month.  

As part of this year's festivities, Cameron Neylon and John Chodacki collaborated on a series of fireside chats.  These are informal discussions with members of the publishing community discussing their careers and projects.  Each of them took place during the two weeks of Open Publishing Fest (  

Here are the fireside chats that have been archived on the website for your leisurely viewing:

All recording are archived in a YouTube Playlist.  And, as a follow-up, Cameron Neylon also posted a wrap-up piece on the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) blog.

Hope you enjoyed the discussions!

John Chodacki

FORCE11 Member since March 20, 2013


John Chodacki is Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at California Digital Library (CDL).  He currently serves as Co-Chair of the FORCE11 Board of Directors with Violeta Ilik.

As UC3 Director, John works across the UC campuses and the broader community to ensure that CDL’s digital curation program meets the emerging needs of the scholarly community – including digital preservation, persistent identifiers, research data management, and data publishing. 

Prior to CDL, John oversaw product development activities at O’Reilly Media, VIZ Media, Zinio, Creative Edge, Safari Books Online, and PLOS. He currently serves on the board and/or steering committees of DataCite, FORCE11, ROR (Research Organization Registry), COUNTER, Collaborative Knowledge (Coko) Foundation and Metadata 2020.