New Year, New Resolutions... and our Collaborations Workshop 2018

Posted by r.silva on 12 January 2018 - 8:00am

38449949554_d3c3ccd279_z.jpgBy Raniere Silva, Community Officer.

2018 started and my New Year resolutions are: using version control in all projects, commenting on my scripts, writing documentation for my packages, including tests for the code that I develop, taking advantage of continuous integration, providing virtual machine or containers for users, being more productive, and being more sustainable. Are any of those on your list too? If the answer is "yes", then our Collaborations Workshop 2018 (CW18) is a must go event for you this year. You can register now for CW18, which will take place on 26–28 March 2018 at Cardiff University.

Our Collaborations Workshop series is held in a unique ‘unconference’ style format that will definitely help you cross some of those New Year resolutions. The Hackday will be especially useful, as attendees form teams, get to know other, work for 24 hours in an idea using all sort of best practices and compete for generous prizes— in previous years we had Amazon Echo and Raspberry Pi 3 kits as prize.

The first two days will host two-minute lightning talks, discussion sessions on key topics chosen by our delegates, the opportunity to group-write a speed blog which the Institute will then publish, collaborative ideas sessions where you explore problems and offer solutions, and mini-workshops where you can delve deeper into a topic of interest with an expert.

CW18 will focus on culture change, productivity and sustainability. Kirstie Whitaker is one of the keynotes speakers at the event. She is a Research Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London, and has an incredible path as an open science advocate. More keynote speakers will be announced in the following weeks.

The Software Sustainability Institute is committed to equal opportunity and creating a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We strive to better represent the communities of researchers, developers, managers, legal staff, administrators, publishers, funders we’re part of. Thus, we highly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to register for and participate in our events as we aim for representatives of all people, all backgrounds, and all perspectives.

Register on the CW18 Eventbrite page

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