The days have flown by and now we are less than a week away from the Mendeley Open Day. The Open Day is to connect our user community, including our Advisors and Librarians, together with the Mendeley team, with a smattering of special guest speakers and hilarious entertainment for good measure. We have a packed schedule for our 1 October event, held in London.
Unable to attend in person? Tune in on 1 October at 10am BST to check out our interactive livestream and we’ll keep you in the loop. Register for reminders and your chance to *win* your own Mendeley Open Day prize pack.
You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #MDOD14, or on our brand-new Instagram account.
In true clickbait-style (you’re here, aren’t you?) here are the top 15 things we’re looking forward to at Mendeley Open Day.
1. Location, location, location
You’re a rockstar in the world of research, we’re rockstars in the world of research (if we do say so ourselves), so it makes sense we have it in a rockin’ location.
2. Hangout with us LIVE!
Unable to make it to London? We’ll be streaming live with an interactive Google Hangout! Register here.
3. Roadmaps Galore!
We’re not a bunch of cats behind the wheels, we actually have plans! And we want to share them with you.
4. All things API
We just released Mendeley API Version 1, and we’re ridiculously excited about it. We’re not only hearing from our API team, but some of the third-party developers who have successfully used our API and created the apps you love.
5. Summer Video preview
To make you wish we were back in the sun.
6. Infamous Mendeley Social
Ain’t no party like a Mendeley party cause a Mendeley party don’t stop.
7. Data, Data, and more Data
That is literally the name of one of the talks. Big Data is so hot right now…plus who doesn’t get excited by data? Especially when you don’t have to process it?
(P.S. Meet our Data Science team)
8. Meet the Mendeley Team
Bouquets and Brickbats accepted.
(*Disclaimer: Bill Nye does not actually work with us, but he’s always in our hearts.)
9. Live Illustrations and a Photobooth
Warning: What happens in the photobooth does not stay in the photobooth.
10. Awesomely nerdy entertainment
It’s a bit of a secret/surprise, but actually we TOTALLY GIVE IT AWAY IN THIS GIF, actually.
11. Networking social
Cause we can be serious at our parties too.
12. Design & Product discussions
Our Product Team is seriously cool and they’ll be talking about bringing product development from vision to reality and user-centered design. Awesome.
13. Old-school video games
Just because we’re on the forefront of technology doesn’t mean we can’t kick it old school.
14. Developer Showcase
We can’t wait to show you what folks have done with our API and what we have in store for the next few years.
Also because that was my first gif-based blog post and I don’t know how those sites do it on the daily.
(all GIFs via Giphy or otherwise noted)