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Discussion and planning of a representative poster for publicizing OpenWetWare (OWW) at meetings or retreats. Initially, the page just serves to plan a poster for one particular event. Hopefully this poster design could be used again or customized to fit a particular group, lab or institution.

MIT Biological Engineering Retreat, March 2006

Contact Person: Sean

Poster Title and Logistics

  • Title submitted: OpenWetWare: A Wiki Serving the Biological Research Community (specified authors: OpenWetWare Steering Committee)
  • Poster to be up at all three sessions, sign up to accompany it
    1. Sean


  • Logo
  • Screenshots
    • Please suggest particular pages
    • One class page: BE.109
    • One lab page: Lauffenburger lab
    • One other page: Protocols
  • Information on joining
  • Potential uses
    • Hosting your lab website such that anyone in the lab can contribute
    • Enabling both students and instructors to contribute to course content
    • Access to up-to-date protocols
    • Coordination of research projects (one of the best uses of OWW but also one that is the least attractive to many researchers)
  • Acknowledgements
    • iCampus award
    • BioMicro Center
  • Current members
    • I don't think this is necessary
    • What about examples or "groups from X states and countries"? - SC
  • What's a wiki?/interface display

Poster ideas

Jenny's template for a poster:


  • I like this alot. One way to run the poster would be to have something eye-catching like this up and then have a laptop hooked up to the web in front. So sean (or whoever is there at the time) could take people through the actual site as they explain it. Could also sign people up on the spot :) --JK
  • This is cute. I would potentially focus more on community pages and less on individual lab pages, though. Offer it up as an easy place to host your lab website, but emphasize the merits of the larger community (it takes a village to raise a grad student?).--Kathleen
  • yeah, i agree, you could replace the Endy lab page with the protocols page.

  • Here is version 2. Let me know what you think. This is the 800px version --good for screen quality. I also have one that is 1400x1290px for print. -Jennyn 20:52, 9 February 2006 (EST)
  • OK, yeah, the new version is totally awesome. --JK
  • Very cool.--BC 21:34, 9 February 2006 (EST)
  • Looks great but can we add acknowledgements to our funding sources
    • Microsoft iCampus Project (what's the official name?)
    • CSBi's BioMicroCenter (what's the official name?)
    • In keeping with the graphical nature of the poster we could just put up their logos? iCampus and CSBi, Biomicro may have their own logo but the homepage is down right now.

  • Acknowledgements have been added. I made a couple of slight changes also for aesthetic purposes. Please feel free to provide suggestions for additions/deletions, comments, and the such. -Jennyn 19:36, 10 February 2006 (EST)
  • I like the laptop and signing people up on the spot ideas. - SC