Csv,Conf,v7 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Yanina Bellini Saibene

April 6, 2023

I enjoy organizing conferences, congresses, and events where people come together to share what they do.

As it is an activity that requires a lot of energy and continuous work, and I generally do it in my free time, this year I am participating in the organization of only two conferences (I have organized five confs in a year, so two is a pretty low number).

I would like to tell you about one of these conferences, the CSV,Conf,v7

Color and mascot.

Let’s talk about our color and our official mascot.

This year the conference is held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. April, 17-20 as an in-person event.

The red color was picked from Argentina’s national flowers: Erythrina crista-galli, Kapot, or Ceibo.

Our mascot, the Comma Llama, was recreated by the awesome Sara Petti as a very cool *mate drinker llama.

White llama with sun glasses drinking mate

*mate is an infusion that is widely consumed in Argentina and other countries in the greater Chaco region of South America.

The mascot will also be present as miniature llamas woven with llama wool during the conference.
Llamas are sourced from indigenous women communities from the Puna region of Catamarca province in Argentina. Here are more info about the artisans communities:

Thanks to Marisa and Vera for making this happen. I bet you already want to take them with you. 😍 🦙

Small woven llamas of many colors and sizes on a table.

And you will also see Comma Llama giving us good tips on how to interact during the conference, for example,

How to wear a mask correctly when participating indoors. 😷

Three llamas with masks, one only covers his mouth, one only covers his nose, and the last one covers his mouth and nose adequately. A red cross in the first two and a green check mark on the last one.

Or how to apply the Pacman rule to help people participate. 🦙

Four llamas in a circle, but leaving a side open, so another llama can join the group to chat, and it is very happy because of that.

You can check our FAQs with more info about the conf, Buenos Aires, and our Health Pledge.



We count on the work of many friendly communities.

Logos for The Carpentries, rOpenSci, Open Heroines, Lectures without borders, ROS, ORCID, Open Knowledge Foundation

On Monday, we have three workshops.

The Carpentries

The Carpentries teaches researchers basic programming and data science skills worldwide. Since a few years ago, The Carpentries community has grown in Latin America, with several people certified as instructors & trainers.

In this free and in Spanish workshop, you can learn about the R language, Git, and The Carpentries and how to be part of it.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/talleres-the-carpentries-en-la-csvconfv7-1944179

Open Heroines Community Meeting

Open Heroines invites women and non-binary people to participate in a work meeting.

They will present the Open Gender Data Guide, co-created with the input of community members and targeted at grassroots organizations.

During the meeting, different authors´ chapters will present their sections and the journey taken to produce the guide.

We will also network and validate new projects for the second semester of the year.

Group of Open Heorins on a staircase smiling together. Monday, April 17, 5 pm (UTC-3), Novotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Networking event.

Dataverse Project

The Dataverse Project is an open-source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others and allows you to replicate others' work more easily.

The workshop will feature Sonia Barbosa, Amber Leahey, Alejandra Tenorio Robles, Jesús Herrera de la Cruz, and @gabioshka (@datacite)

Register for this training at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dataverse-training-at-csvconf-tickets-549458524237

Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday continues with three more exciting workshops:

✨ DataCite Connect Buenos Aires by @datacite

✍️ @ORCID_Org, @datacite and @ResearchOrgs organize #PIDs & #OpenScience in Latin America #PIDsLATAM23

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/identificador

🚀 Frictionless Dating with @okfn, a fun event to network, connect, and share with the projects of other cool people in the fields of open data, civic tech, open standards, and much much more!

Reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/frictionless-dating-tickets-586927575177

Lectures Without Borders

Lecturers Without Borders (LeWiBo) is a non-profit NGO that aims to organize scientific talks in schools around the world.

We partner with them to invite CSV,Conf,v7’s speakers to lecture on a school in Argentina, during their participation in the conference.

😍 You can check the confirmed lectures here: https://www.lewibo.org/


Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20, the conference starts!!

✨ Here is the full list of speakers: https://csvconf.com/speakers/

🗓️ Here is the full agenda: https://csvconf.com/schedule/

In three parallel sessions, we will have 60+ talks, 20 minutes each.

We will have room for Data Tables: an open hacking space for hands-on, collaborative data work with a mix between facilitator-led sessions and sessions loosely organized around data themes. Unconference style, it’s up to you to propose and facilitate ideas.

Head picture of our keynotes!! Dr. Laura Ación, Giuseppe Sollazzo, Dr. Alex Hanna, Karthik Ram

If all this has made you want to come and participate, you can register here (pay what you can):

📌 http://csvconfv7.eventbrite.com/

All of this is the result of the work of a fantastic organizing team of which I’m part:

✨ Elaine Wong

✨ SherAaron Hurt

✨ Marisa Miodosky

✨ Julieta Millan

✨ Gabi Mejias

✨ Lilly Winfree

✨ Naomi Penfold

✨ Lai Yi Ohlsen

✨ Sara Petti

✨ Milagros Miceli

✨ Patricio Del Boca

✨ John Chodacki

And the support of our sponsors.

That all for today.

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April 6, 2023
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