CW22 - Lightning Talks

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A lightning talk gives you two minutes and one slide to discuss a subject. Lightning talks are the perfect way to introduce yourself at the workshop.

You could talk about your work, an idea, a problem, a pitch for the CW Hack Day or anything that's related to software and research, and ideally related to the themes of CW22: Code Review, Ethics, Hybrid Working, or Software Sustainability. Alternatively you could focus on one of the sub-themes of collaborative working, data/code sharing, reproducible research or data science.

CW22 lightning talk sessions are currently scheduled for: 

  • Day 1: Monday, 4 April 2022 from 12:00 - 12:30 BST (11:00 - 11:30 UTC)
  • Day 2: Tuesday, 5 April 2022 from 13:35 - 14:10 BST (12:35 - 13:10 UTC)

How quick is lightning?

Lightning is pretty quick: two minutes. You will be allowed only one slide, which you will have to submit in advance if selected. You'll be presenting alongside a countdown timer, so you'll have to keep to time. However, it's amazing how much you can present in two minutes!


Speakers, submit your lightning talk slide here!

CW22 Day 1: Monday, 4 April 2022 from 12:00 - 12:30 BST (11:00 - 11:30 UTC)

Line up Speaker Title
1 Emma Karoune (The Alan Turing Institute) Elixir-UK FAIR Data Stewards
2 Rebecca Grant (F1000) Making an impact: Software Tools Articles at F1000 Research
3 Amal Alghamdi (Technical University of Denmark) How to give credit to open source software that inspired you?
4 Ismael Kherroubi Garcia (London School of Economics and Political Science) Learning from An Incomplete History of Research Ethics
5 Sadie Bartholomew (University of Reading) Pear Programming: a cheat sheet on generic good software development practice
6 Shoaib Sufi (University of Manchester) Contribute to the SSI Event Organisation Guide
7 Connah Kendrick (Manchester Metropolitan University) How to make digitization available 
8 Eli Chadwick (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Muon Galaxy: facilitating FAIR data analysis in muon science
9 Saranjeet Kaur Bhogal (University of Pune, India) RSE Asia Association: In making
10 Heather Turner (University of Warwick) Collaboration Campfires
11 Valentin Danchev (University of Essex) Responsible Data Science Workflows
12 Vashti Galpin (University of Edinburgh) Links: integrated database and web programming
13 Ben Krikler (Uni. of Bristol / RemotelyGreen) Calculating our CO2 footprint to join an event


CW22 Day 2: Tuesday, 5 April 2022 from 13:35 - 14:10 BST (12:35 - 13:10 UTC)

Line up Speaker Title
1 Caroline Jay (University of Manchester) Socio-technical resilience in software engineering
2 Morane Gruenpeter (Software Heritage, Inria) How to archive and reference software source code with Software Heritage 
3 Meag Doherty (National Institutes of Health) SSI Fellowship: Measuring User Outcomes in Research Software
4 Daniel S. Katz (University of Illinois) Understanding Software Community Formation
5 Stephan Druskat (German Aerospace Center (DLR)) Automating software publications for better findability, reproducibility, and credit
6 Esther Plomp (Delft University of Technology / The Turing Way) The Turing Way: Reflection on the community-led development since 2019
7 Mike Walmsley (University of Manchester) Helping astronomers get started with ML
8 Vicky Hellon (The Alan Turing Institute) Collaborating with the Turing-Roche Partnership 
9 Renato Alves (EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Community Bridges
10 Anna-Maria Sichani (SSI Fellow, University of London, School of Advanced Study) and Emily Bell (SSI fellow, University of Leeds) Digital and Software Development Skills for the Arts and Humanities Community
11 Dominic Orchard (University of Kent and University of Cambridge) Introducing the Institute of Computing for Climate Science
12 David Perez-Suarez (University College London) M-x Research
13 Lisanna Paladin (EMBL Heidelberg) Grassroots training platform
14 Stephan Heunis (Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine Brain and Behaviour (INM-7), Research Centre Jülich, Germany) Free and open source distributed data management with DataLad
15 Lucy Whalley (Northumbria University) ChooChoo the Checklist Tool



Lightning talk top tips

If you are preparing a lightning talk for CW22 please take a read of our handy tips. Remember CW22 is going to attract people who are interested in both software and research, so tailor your talk to meet their needs.


If you have any questions, please email CW22 Chair Rachael Ainsworth at


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