We have planned the event with bursts of lightning talks and breakout sessions to spark conversation, long breaks to create space for deeper discussion and networking, and an emphasis on workshops and tutorials to gain new skills. The structure of the programme (draft available here) reflects the importance placed on community building and professional development that I have been so inspired by at previous events organised both by the Research Software Engineers Association and The Carpentries. The conference offers a chance to learn about and discuss the latest developments and challenges in computational teaching and research software development, to access training in relevant skills, tools, and resources, and to get to know other members of this warm and welcoming community. For more detail on the programme, keep an eye out as we announce our keynote speakers over the coming weeks or register to receive an email with updates.
We’d love to see plenty of new faces at the conference, as well as bring together as many Instructors, Trainers, Mentors, and Maintainers, as possible from the UK, Europe, and across the world. So, if any of the above sounds interesting to you, we’d love for you to go ahead and register. If you do so before 10 April 2019, you’ll be able to take advantage of the Early Bird discount.
We look forward to seeing you in Manchester in June!