So, 2020 has been off to an interesting start. The “OpenCon saga” pretty much crippled me professionally. I have spent the last 5 months in isolation…
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As I am sure many of you are aware, the last 5 months of my life got kinda transformed by a public statement from Opencon. Thousands of people were…
Please note, this story contains details about incidents of sexual assault. I want to tell you two stories about times when I was either sexually…
On 28 November 2019, I initiated a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) data access request to OpenCon (SPARC). On 27 March 2020 they responded. I…
The logic that animates both cancel culture and broken windows is fundamentally shallow and also fundamentally fear-based. It acts on the assumption…
This article represents the outcome of a series of correspondence between myself and OpenCon. I am posting the full and original letter here sent to…
A toxic academic bullying culture has evolved from whispers in university corridors to infiltrating social media spaces. A recent report by the Wellcome…
I’ve written a lot recently about the events around the OpenCon statement, including about the ensuing ‘mobbing’. In this post, I want to describe my…
In my many years on Twitter, I have seen a lot of interesting things. Back when I first started some 9 years ago, it used to be, well, fun. People would…
This article represents the fourth update in a series regarding a public statement made by the organisation, OpenCon. Here are parts One, Two, and…
For the last decade or so, I have dedicated virtually all of my life to a number of different individuals, causes, or organisations. I always placed the…
Codes of conduct seem to becoming increasingly popular in academic communities. I believe that a “code of conduct” is something each of us lives by…