Olivier Simard-Casanova

I am a strong advocate for open source scientific software, scientific reproducibility, privacy and inclusiveness in the workplace (notably with respect to LGBTQ people, women and people of color). I also curate a list of tips for economists.

I run a French speaking, partly-paywalled online magazine called Le Signal Économie where I explain economics. My goal is to explain where lies the scientific consensus in economics to the general public.

I love to explain in a simple, but not simplistic, way complicated concepts and ideas to people who were never exposed to them before. I also firmly believe that explaining science is mostly about explaining the process of the scientific work, instead of just explaining results. It’s more convincing to tell the story of a discovery or a result, than just explaining this discovery or result.

I do:

  • Vlogging (YouTube)
  • Writing
  • Podcasting (lenghty interviews with researchers about their works)
  • Data visualisation (mostly with R)
  • Community management on Twitter and YouTube
  • Speeches

I run Le Signal Économie all by myself. The magazine is financially supported by paying subscribers (who get access to exclusive content) and received public funding from the Région Grand Est (East of France).

I also have skills in web hosting (incl. WordPress), web development and server administration (Ubuntu, MySQL and PostgreSQL, Apache and nginx).

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