Demo sessions are a unique opportunity that Collaborations Workshop attendees have to share a particular software product, approach, standard, etc., and can also be related to pitches for the Hackday. They are 40 minutes long and organised in parallel with other demo sessions.
Demo sessions at Collaborations Workshop 2018 included: a short tutorial on Overleaf (led by Vincent Knight), an interactive discussion focussed on improving the provision of RSE communities, (led by Jeremy Cohen), and an overview of Code Is Science, an initiative that aims to work with scientists, research software engineers, journals, and funders, promoting open source code and encouraging journals and funders to build requirements for open source into their frameworks (led by Yo Yehudi).
At #collabw18 I gave a workshop/demo/talk (not entirely sure) on @overleaf not only as a tool for teaching LaTeX but also as a really great collaborative research tool thanks to it's rich text editor and git bridge.
We are looking in particular for demos related to the one or more of the CW19 themes —interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability—but we will consider any proposals involving research software. We also have some suggestions for proposals below:
How to make your documentation interactive with Binder
Best practices to write lesson objectives
Best practices when organising a training session
How to make your study group survive the first year
Proposing a demo session
When registering for Collaborations Workshop 2019 on our Eventbrite page, you will find a field related to demo sessions where you can describe your ideas. We will be contacting proposers on the second half of January 2018.