Nordic-RSE get-together online event, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2020

Are you more interested in the software and technology in research than making as many papers as possible? Do you wish you could share your interest with others who feel the same as you? You aren't alone, and the name for this feeling is being interested in Research Software Engineering (RSE), and this conference is dedicated to it.

Our main Nordic-RSE conference has been postponed due to COVID-19 situation but you are all invited to our first online get-together event. We plan on an afternoon keynote session on Nov 30th, followed by days of talks on Dec 1-2 (mornings for workshops and talks, afternoons for discussions). Topics include both the experience of being a RSE and tech tools useful for research.

All participants, speakers, organisers, and volunteers at this event are required to conform to the following code of conduct.

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Program

All times are in Central European Time

Monday, November 30th

14:00 Introduction (Jarno Rantaharju)
14:10 Keynote: Research Software Engineering: the growth of a movement (Alys Brett)
14:40 Keynote: RSE: supporting software or supporting equality? (Richard Darst)
15:10 About the get-together and future of Nordic-RSE (Samantha Wittke)
15:30 Close

Tuesday, December 1st

9:00 Welcome and Introduction to day’s schedule
9:05 Lightning talks: Introducing groups
10:00 Morning break/ free-form conversation
10:30 Talks
11:00 Discussions based on the talks (participants can move between breakout rooms)
11:30 Lunch break/ free-form conversation
12:30 Discussion sessions/workshops/events
13:30 Afternoon break/ free-form conversation
14:00 Discussion sessions/workshops/events
15:00 Close

Wednesday, December 2nd

9:00 Welcome and Introduction to day’s schedule
9:05 Panel discussion: RSE careers and their position in academia (moderated by Samantha Wittke)
10:00 Morning break/ free-form conversation
10:30 Talks
11:00 Discussions based on the talks (participants can move between breakout rooms)
11:30 Lunch break/ free-form conversation
12:30 Discussion sessions/workshops/events
13:30 Afternoon break/ free-form conversation
14:00 Discussion sessions/workshops/events
15:00 Closing statements
15:15 Close

Proposal submissions

The abstract submission form will be kept open until approximately one week before the event but we encourage you to submit as soon as possible - even if not perfect.

You can also submit an idea for a contribution to our Proposal incubator as GitHub issue where we can comment on it and collaboratively develop the idea. This is also an opportunity to find co-authors.

Examples of types of events that can be proposed:

  • Lightning talks: (2 minutes)

    Lightning talks are presentations that are limited to a maximum of 2 minutes and no more than 2 slides including any title slide. They allow you to introduce your group or give a high-level overview of a project.

  • Talks: (20 minutes)

    A regular talk provides the opportunity to go into more detail in presenting your work, a technical idea or an example of using a software tool or library. There is also the opportunity to get feedback through questions from the audience. The talk it self should be at most 20 minutes and 10 minute will be reserved for question and discussion after the talk.

  • Reprohacks (120 minutes with break)

    Propose a research paper and try to reproduce the results. There is no better way to learn what is needed for reproducible research, and what you might be missing, than to pick a paper and try to recreate it. At the workshop we will work in small groups on individual publications and see how far we get.

  • Crash Course (60 minutes)

    Run a teaching workshop introducing a useful tool or an interesting theoretical topic. This could be a combination of demonstrations, short talks, discussion, panel sessions and so on.

  • Discussions or panels (60 minutes)

    Propose a topic of conversation to develop an idea or seek experiences and opinions. The submitter should chair the conversation to keep it productive.

  • Collaborative blog post (60 minutes)

    A more formal discussion that produces a blog post as an end result. Topics would be pitched in advance.

  • Other

    Do you have something in mind that does not fit easily into these categories? Suggest any other contributions here.