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Clare Bridge, CambridgeSome suggested places to book accommodation for Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop in Cambridge. Note that hese are just suggestions based on distance closest to the venue of the workshop and reasonable price.

Or you may wish to look at TripAdvisor or other sites for nearby and available hotels.

Martin Callaghan lead the walk around University of Leeds campus and Mike Wallis lead the canal walk in Leeds.

Campus Walk

Campus Walk 0

Campus Walk

Campus Walk 1

Campus Walk 2

Canal Walk

Canal Walk group

Code of Conduct during the canal walk

On the Hackday everyone win something but we had special prizes for members of the teams that better matched our criteria.

Prize winners groups

On Collaborations Workshop 2017 we gave an full size Amazon Echo as first prize and Raspberry Pi 3 kits plus sensor packs as second prize for each member of the winner group.

Team leaders are in bold.

Winning group: Munroe Meter for jargon scoring

CW17 Hackday Winners

Source code and slides.

Team members from left to right:

  • Emma Tattershall
  • Mateusz Kuzak
  • Jonathan Cooper
  • Eilis Hannon
  • Raniere Silva
  • Andrew Hufton

Runners up: One Click Best Practice

CW17 Hackday Runners up

Demosource code, documentation,…

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Sorted by last name:

  • Martin Callaghan
  • Neil Chue Hong
  • David De Roure
  • Jonah Duckles
  • Rob Haines
  • Andrew Hufton
  • Raniere Silva
  • Shoaib Sufi
  • Kenji Takeda
  • Clemence Tanzi
  • Marta Teperek

A collection of our articles and speed blogs related to topics and question of interest to the research software community.

What does quality in research software development mean?

How do we improve research software usability for non-developers?

What are the best ways to mentor under/postgraduate students and researchers to adopt sustainable software practices when learning to code?

How could a mentor help me?

What are the most important things I can do to ensure reproducibility in my research software?

What is the importance and credit for the publication of negative results?

How can I support distributed team work with collaborative and decentralised tools?

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This procedure has been adopted from the Ada Initiative's guide titled "workshop anti-harassment/Responding to Reports”.

Be sure to have a good understanding of our Code of Conduct policy, which can be found here.

Also have a good understanding of what is expected from an attendee that wants to report a harassment incident. These guidelines can be found here.

Try to get as much of the incident in written form (e.g. paper or email) by the reporter. If you cannot, transcribe it yourself as it was told to you. The important information to gather include the following:

  • Identifying information (name/badge number) of the participant doing the harassing

  • The behavior that was in violation

  • The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time the report was made)

  • The circumstances surrounding the incident

  • Other people involved in the incident

Prepare an initial response to the incident. This initial response is very important and will set the tone for Collaborations Workshop. Depending on the severity/details of the incident, please follow these guidelines:

  • If there is any general threat to attendees or the safety of anyone including workshop staff…

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This procedure has been adopted from the Ada Initiative's guide titled "workshop anti-harassment/Responding to Reports”.

  1. Contact any of the following staff

The staff will also be prepared to handle the incident. All of our staff members are informed of the code of conduct policy and guide for handling harassment at the workshop. There will be a mandatory staff meeting just prior to the workshop when this will be reiterated as well.

  1. Report the harassment incident (preferably…

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The Collaborations Workshop brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

We value the participation of each stakeholder and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the workshop and at all workshop events, including online.

To make clear what is expected, all attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers at Collaborations Workshop 2017 are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the workshop.


Collaborations Workshop is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of workshop participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and exclusionary jokes are not appropriate at  the Collaborations Workshop.

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the workshop without a refund at the sole discretion of the workshop organisers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.


Harassment includes offensive communication related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size,…

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FOSDEM 2017By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014, I attended the International Free Software Forum (FISL), held in the south of Brazil, and I had a great time in all those editions. In each edition, someone told me that if I enjoy FISL I’d enjoy FOSDEM as well. This year I decided to attend FOSDEM and, despite the queues, I met with Mateusz Kuzak to discuss some community driven projects.

On FOSDEM's first day, after the welcome talk, we went to the HPC, Big Data and Data Science room and watched Michael Bauer's and César Gómez-Martín's talk about Singularity, another container-like technology, use on the HPC environment. If you want to learn more…

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Update on 1st April 2017: Submissions are now closed and notifications will be made on 28th April 2017.

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop brings together researchers, developers and educators to explore best practices when using containers and the future of research software with containers. The Docker Containers for Reproducible Research Workshop (C4RR) will take place from 27th to 28th June 2017 at Cambridge.

We welcome abstracts for 15-minute talks (plus 5 minutes for questions) and lightning talks about containers, including but not limited to Docker and Singularity, on the following subjects:

  • Examples of use—positive or otherwise and lessons learned
  • Position papers
  • Applications for Reproducible Research
  • Other use cases
  • Building other tools around container ecosystem
  • Comparing different types of containers
  • The future and challenges for adoption, or lack thereof, in specific communities

Submit your proposal by 31st March 2017 at midnight.

Notifications will be made on 28th April 2017.

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