Skip to content

Blue Obelisk Award

At the recent ACS Spring meeting I attended the Blue Obelisk dinner, where I was honored to receive a Blue Obelisk award, pictured below, for my contributions to Open Data, Open Standards and Open Source. This is largely due to the work I have done on Avogadro, Open Babel and other open source chemistry tools.

Blue Obelisk award

This was one of the biggest dinners I have had the opportunity to attend, and I got to meet many of the people I have worked with (or used their work), along with several people I had not had the opportunity to work with yet, but hope to in the future. We presented the work we had been doing on Quixote project at the chemical information symposium on chemistry and the internet, after attending the first Quixote meeting the previous week (thank you to Hartree Centre for inviting me to speak there, and sponsoring the event).

These are exciting times, thank you very much to Peter Murray-Rust for presenting me with the award, and all of the support he has shown, along with his relentless passion for open science. I have only been a part of this for a few years, but Peter has been working on opening up chemistry for decades now.

Trackbacks

No Trackbacks

Comments

Display comments as Linear | Threaded

Anne-Marie Mahfouf on :

Anne-Marie MahfoufWell done Marcus and congratulations for the award! I wish you and your family the best an I hope to meet you again soon

Negrita on :

NegritaI got behind on my blog posts, it is great to see this pltoted and to see the comparison with some related papers. It would be great to see some of this on the J. Chem. Inf. site, I was surprised to see our first citation turn up in the first month too.

mutlu on :

mutluWow! Congratulations! It is nice to see such excellent work honored.

mutlu

Add Comment

Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.
E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications.
To leave a comment you must approve it via e-mail, which will be sent to your address after submission.
Gravatar, Identica, Twitter, MyBlogLog, Pavatar, Favatar author images supported.
You can use [geshi lang=lang_name [,ln={y|n}]][/geshi] tags to embed source code snippets.
Form options