CW14: an amazing event about software and reproducibility

Posted by s.sufi on 27 February 2014 - 11:05pm

By Shoaib Sufi, Community Leader.

This year’s Collaborations Workshop (CW14) takes place from March 26th-28th 2014 in Oxford, with a Hackday starting on the evening of March 27th through to March 28th. The theme of CW14 is software in your reproducible research.

The event takes place at the Oxford e-Research Centre (OeRC) with refreshments and free wi-fi provided. There will also be a conference dinner at St John’s College on the evening of March 26th.

GitHub and Microsoft Research will be on hand with the latest advice on using the cloud for research and open-source collaborative tooling for your research software. 

The Software Sustainability Institute team will be there too, so if you are interested in our Open Call for projects, would like some ad hoc consultancy, or are interested in running a Software Carpentry bootcamp, do speak to us at the event.

Also in attendance will be our Fellows. They are not only leaders in their fields, but also have a particular interest in research software and its promotion within their respective domains, and they all offer some valuable lessons about using software in research.

You will get a chance to hear lightning talks about a huge range of fascinating subjects, and perhaps you could promote your own work, highlight an issue or make a pitch for the Hackday. We will have a keynote from from Professor Carole Goble on her thoughts on reproducible research

You will be interacting with funders, researchers, developers, publishers, managers and administrators; the whole spectrum of people dealing with software in research. You will gain an understanding of how people are working effectively together and come home with an up to date understanding of how people are approaching software to support reproducible research.

To register for CW14 or the CW Hackday, visit the registration page.