CW24 - Lightning Talks

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 CW24 themes of Environmental Sustainability, AI/ML tools for science, and Citizen science.

CW24 lightning talk sessions are currently scheduled for:

  • Day 1: Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 11:20 - 12:00 BST (10:20 - 11:00 UTC)
  • Day 2: Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (13:00 - 13:30 UTC)
Neil Chue Hong presenting at CW23

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!

CW24 is a hybrid event, and the Lightning Talks will have people presenting both in-person and remotely. The CW24 Organising Committee and local technical support will be managing the video connection between the in-person room and the associated Zoom room. Proposers will need to confirm if they will present in-person or remotely if accepted.


Note for lightning talk speakers: Lightning talks are limited to 1 PDF slide and 2 minutes - no HTML slides, no GIFs, no videos or other formats will be displayed. The slides will be shared by the Session Chair on your behalf, and we will be following strict time keeping. Please submit your PDF slide (Widescreen 16:9 dimensions, and please leave a space in the top right corner for us to integrate a timer) to the CW24 Zenodo community no later than 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18 April 2024 following these guidelines:

Line upSpeakerTitle
1James BakerThe Digital Humanities Climate Coalition Toolkit
2Gemma TuronSoftware Authorship
3Rowland MosbergenRSE leadership course underpinned with DEI frameworks
4Kirsty PringleGreen RSEs - can RSEs reduce the environmental impact of software?
5Olexandr KonovalovSoftware Carpentry for Ukraine
6Pauline KaregaCoproducing initiatives for an inclusive research software community
7Michael TsoEnvironmental model codes of long-term value
8Sarah JaffaINFORM_Us Dashboard - a case study in RSE-healthcare collaboration
9Hannah HopeTooling to support a more environmentally sustainable research culture.
10Reina Camacho ToroLinking open science and science diplomacy: the Latin American case
Line upSpeakerTitle
1Emma KarounePeople in Data
2Samantha AhernSWC Governance - what's happening and why?
3Scott Archer NichollsClimate Just
4Neil Chue HongSo what does an RSE degree look like, anyway?
5Christian DinuThe Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory Project
6Sandra GesingThe US Research Software Engineer Association - Aiming at Collaborating with ChiHackNight
7Adamu Adamu HabuApplying Citizen Science to Improve the Scalability of Data Subject Rights Driven Research Studies
8Shoaib SufiResearch Software Quality in Europe (EVERSE)
9Jannetta SteynOfflineDataSci - A Python Package for Managing Common Data Science Tools for Carpentries Workshops or Individual Users When Limited Access to the Internet is Anticipated