CW19

The Software Sustainability Institute would like to thank Gigantum for becoming Gold sponsors of Collaborations Workshop 2019. The workshop will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough. Have a look at the agenda for the event.
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. The third and last day of Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) is reserved for the Hackday. During the Hackday, attendees collaborate on a project that will be presented at the end of the day and have the chance to win a prize. This year the first prize is 11.6' Pinebook notebook.
We are excited to announce that Franziska Heine will be keynoting at Collaborations Workshop 2019 and will share with attendees the lessons that Wikipedia learnt regarding interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability.
We are very pleased to announce that Catherine Stihler will be one of our two keynote speakers during Collaborations Workshop 2019 and will help attendees to think about the themes for this edition: interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability.
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. We are delighted to announce that Sarah Maddox and Sharif Salah will be running a session called "Tech Writing 101" at the Collaborations Workshop 2019.
By Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. This year I was invited to attend the Interoperability of Metadata Standards in Cross Domain Science Health and Social Science Applications workshop, which was held at the beginning of October 2018 in the Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz Center for Informatics, in Wadern, Germany.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Aleksandra Nenadic, Software Sustainability Institute. Educational psychology provides us with great findings about the process of human learning that can help educators provide more effective training to learners. Because their curriculum is sometimes full, many researchers, developers and publishers don't know about those findings when they start their careers as educators, just like researchers might be unfamiliar with best software developer practices because they weren't taught them.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute.Documentation is, alongside version control, testing/continuous integration and others, one of the best practices for software development and is crucial for new users. In the recent years, with the professionalism of open source drive by companies such as Red Hat, Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics), RStudio, Overleaf, we saw not only releases come out faster but also documentation be richer.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. Following up discussions around culture change and productivity at this year’s Collaborations Workshop (CW18), interoperability is one of Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) themes. The Oxford Dictionary defines interoperability as "the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information." Today, interoperability is a key factor for researchers, not only because it increases efficiency and accuracy, but also because it makes collaborative efforts more fluent.
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. The call for proposals of demo sessions for CW19 is now open. The Software Sustainability Institute's Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st April to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough.
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