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Announcing the full CW23 programme

Rachael Ainsworth

Rachael Ainsworth

SSI fellow

Posted on 30 March 2023

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Announcing the full CW23 programme

Posted by d.barclay on 30 March 2023 - 9:00am CW23 written in white on a background of trees captured from belowOriginal photo by Arnaud Mesureur edited by
Denis Barclay

Collaborations Workshop 2023 (CW23) will take place as a hybrid event in Manchester, UK, from Tuesday, 2 May to Thursday, 4 May 2023 and the full agenda - including keynote speakers, lightning talks, and mini-workshop sessions - is now available!

View the full agenda here, where you can also view, download, or subscribe to the CW23 calendar.

Keynote presentations and Q&A

We are thrilled to announce the speakers for the keynote presentations taking place from 10:30-11:30 BST on CW23 Day 1 (Tuesday, 2 May 2023):

  • Dr Helen Parkinson, Head of Knowledge Management, European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
  • Dr Lamar Moore, Head of Software, OC Robotics (GE Aerospace)
  • Dr Sarah Gibson, Open Source Infrastructure Engineer, 2i2c
  • Dr Marion Weinzierl, Senior Research Software Engineer, N8 CIR RSE Theme Leader, Advanced Research Computing, Durham University

These keynote presentations aim to showcase a range of career paths and roles relating to research software. Each speaker will give a ten-minute talk, sharing an overview of their career path and experiential reflections on their technical, career and personal development, such as:

  • What worked for them in terms of their technical, career and/or personal development? 
  • Was there anything they tried that they thought would work but didn’t? 
  • Were there any challenges they can share and how they overcame them?
  • What would be their advice to their past self?

There will be 15 minutes for audience Q&A with the speakers, and participants will be able to submit their questions via Sli.do. The keynote presentations and Q&A will be publicly live-streamed to YouTube, recorded and shared after the event. 

Lightning Talks 

A lightning talk gives participants two minutes and one slide to discuss a subject, present a project or introduce themself at the workshop. Speakers can talk about their work, an idea, a problem, promote a mini-workshop/demo they’re facilitating during the event, a pitch for the CW Hack Day or anything related to software and research, and ideally related to the theme or sub-themes of CW23. You can view the Lightning talk speaker schedule and lineup here.

Lightning talk speakers should submit their PDF slide (Widescreen 16:9 dimensions, with a space in the top right corner for us to integrate a timer) following the guidance here no later than 23:00 UTC on Wednesday, 26 April 2023.

Mini-workshops and demo sessions

One of the many opportunities to start a new collaboration during CW23 is through the Mini-workshops and demo sessions. This year, we received a high number of submissions and have worked to incorporate each of them into the programme in different ways. 

We added a third Mini-workshop and demo session slot to the agenda, bringing the number of 30- to 60-minute contributed sessions on technical, career, and personal development for those in the research software community on offer to 15. You can view the full list, schedule and abstracts here

Where submissions involved discussions with participants, the proposers have been invited to facilitate these discussions during the Discussion session. Where submissions involved demonstrations of research software products, digital tools, projects, approaches or standards, the proposers have been invited to pre-record their demonstrations as short videos. Join us during the Lightning Talk sessions to find out more about these contributions!

About Collaborations Workshop 2023

CW23 will take place as a hybrid event in Manchester, UK, from Tuesday, 2 May to Thursday, 4 May 2023. Registration for remote participation is still open via Eventbrite (in-person places have sold out). The deadline to register to participate remotely is Friday, 14 April 2023.

To find out more information and see the full agenda, please visit the CW23 website.

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