Collaborations Workshop 2020

Throughout May and June we held a series of writing sprints and invited members of our community of practice to author “recipes” for virtual event formats. The result was a guidebook of 12 event formats, which was downloaded almost 4,000 times in the first two weeks after publication.
“What do you wish you had known when you started?” This was a question asked during the 2020 Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop session that caused a (Zoom) room of research software engineers to pause and scratch their heads. 
The Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) have released a new guide to 'using virtual events to facilitate community building: event formats'.
The recordings of sessions from Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) are now available to watch on Youtube. Recordings include the keynotes, lightning talks, mini-workshops and hack day project demos.
Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) took place online from 31 March - 2 April 2020 and the documentation created to facilitate the virtual unconference is now available for reuse. 
Most modern-day research involves the use of software, and research software itself is increasingly recognised as a key output of research by the research community. Software requires maintenance to remain useful, and that calls for a long-term, sustained investment.
By Ben Krikler (editor), Shoaib Sufi, Radovan Bast and Jo Leng
Photo by Barn Images on Unsplash

By Emma

By Raniere Silva, Malvika Sharan, Colin Sauze, Yo Yehudi, Claire Wyatt (authors’ names are arranged in no particular order)

This post is part of the CW20 speed blog posts series.

By Matthew Bluteau (editor), Blair Archibald, Leonardo Uieda, Iain Barrass and Jon Massey
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