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Dear ORSO Education & Outreach working group.

Thank-you to those who participated in the September working group meetings. The activity following the meeting (and in general) is all recorded on the github issues list for the working group. We plan to have another set of meetings in the first few months of 2021 and we hope to send details in January.

How to get involved
As a result of our meeting we have also prepared two videos to explain how to get involved in ORSO generally and to do things like edit the website. (thanks to Wojciech Potrzebowski and Andrew McCluskey):
Interacting with ORSO
Contributing to the website
If you’re unsure how you can contribute to ORSO please take a look at these to get started. We would also welcome feedback on these videos before we publish them on the website.
Regular website editing
We will be running a bimonthly website editing sprint for the whole of 2021 via Zoom. The intention is to meet regularly and spend some time to discuss issues relating to the website and update it accordingly. The idea is that these sessions are drop-in and contribute so there’s no need to stay for the full time and things can still be done outside of this time slot!
The dates for the meetings will be the first Thursday for every-other month at 2-4pm UK time (adjusted for daylight savings time in Europe)
Explicitly:
  • Jan 7th 2021 at 2pm GMT
  • Mar 4th 2021 at 2pm GMT
  • May 6th 2021 at 2pm BST (GMT+1)
  • July 1st 2021 at 2pm BST (GMT+1)
  • Sept 2nd 2021 at 2pm BST (GMT+1)
  • Nov 4th 2021 at 2pm GMT
If you think you might be able to participate in any of these, please just email Tom for the zoom link. This won't change all year so you only need to do this once. We are aware that this time zone won’t suit everyone so if you would like to get involved, please just email Bridget or Tom and we can arrange some additional meetings in suitable time slots on the same days.
Scattering Length Density Database
One particular issue that has progressed substantially since the meeting is the development of an SLD database:
https://github.com/reflectivity/edu_outreach/issues/2
The aim is to create a feature hosted on the ORSO web page that will help users to build appropriate models for reflectomery analysis. This should be applicable for both x-ray and neutrons, so it is important that we have the input of both communities to ensure that it is set up in the most appropriate way.
We would like to invite you to test a prototype of the database, so if you are able to help please contact Wojciech
Synchrotron and Neutron News
I am pleased to announce that our meeting report for the virtual meeting last May will appear in both of the next issues of Synchrotron Radiation News and Neutron News, so please look out for these articles!
Yours truly,
Tom Arnold and Bridget Murphy (Co-Chairs for the E&O working group)
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