Collaborations Workshop 2017 (CW17)

The Software Sustainability Institute
March 27, 2017 (All day) to March 29, 2017 (All day)

Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

  • Workshop
  • Conference
  • Registration required

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

The theme of the workshop will be The Internet of Things (IoT) and Open Data: implications for research.

From lightning talks and discussions on the first day to more collaborative events and Q&A session on the second day through to the Hackday, all of the CW17 activities are designed to inform, inspire and empower those who attend - see the Agenda.

Keynote speakers:

  • Usman Haque, founder of Umbrellium, who has a huge amount of experience in and knowledge of the IoT space.
  • Tom Forth, founder of imactive. From technology to use cases and social good, Tom’s talk is set to be eye-opening and informative.

There will be a panel Q&A session on IoT and Open Data and another on Sustainability Software Practice. The sustainable software panel will including international participants, Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific Software and Applications at NCSA and a leader of the WSSSPE initiative, and Jonah Duckles, the Executive Director of the Software Carpentry Foundation.  

A host of mini-workshops/ demo sessions are planned. They will include a legal guide from qLegal on topics for the research and startup community and a Software Carpentry guide to structuring learning material and adapting formats and materials for specific research domains.

With over 30 lightning talks planned, discussions with speed blogging to hone your collaborative writing skills, ideas sessions, networking, a social programme, Hackday and prizes will all take place in the lovely setting of the Leeds University Business School. The multifaceted nature of the event makes for a truly engaging experience.

CW17 is your goto event for gaining knowledge and connecting with the IoT and Open Data communities, gaining a better understanding of sustainability, forming collaborations and taking practical skills back to your groups and domains.

More information and a link to register is on the Software Sustainabily Institute website.