Call for proposals: demo sessions at Collaborations Workshop 2019

Posted by s.aragon on 12 October 2018 - 8:17am
Demo sessions at CW19
Image by Selina Aragon

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.

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).

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:

Attendees at CW19 demo sessions
Image by Selina Aragon



  • Introduction to documentation with Sphinx

  • Introduction to documentation with Roxygen

  • 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.

If you want to discuss your ideas before registering, send us an email.

Register for CW19