Advanced Research Computing


TechSocial Series

The popular, informal UCL Research Programming Technical Social series returns, for anyone with an interest in the computational methods and technology behind research and innovation.

Having expanded under the “Knowledge Quarter Codes” name to welcome participation from academic and industrial organisations across the Knowledge Quarter and build a shared community of practice, the TechSocial series offers an opportunity to connect with fellow practitioners, and to discuss and learn about useful tools and techniques which may help with your work.

The series are held monthly, usually the second Wednesday from 4.00pm onwards, with an informal format as follows:

  • Short talk on a tool, program, environment, language or technique of general interest to researchers, research software engineers and data scientists.
  • Discussion inspired by the talk, over pizza and drinks.
  • Option to retire to an appropriate social venue.

All are welcome, whatever your background or career stage!

Latest and Upcoming events:

We are currently planning our next series of talks - so please watch this space for updates!

If you would be interested in speaking at a TechSocial event please contact us through the Slack forum or by email.

The TechSocial series is available to all. Please register for attendance using the Pretix link provided for each event below, letting us know if you will be joining in-person or remotely. Those attending in-person can provide any dietary requirements during registration. The MS Teams link for remote attendance will be provided by Pretix

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Dongsheng Wang (JP Morgan)Document AI and Large Language Models13th March 2024, from 4.00pm90 High Holborn - Function spaceClosed
Ankur Sinha (UCL)Open Source Brain and NeuroML: enabling standardised, open neuroscience10th April 2024, from 4.00pm90 High Holborn - Function space

Closed | Recording | Slides

James Wilson (UCL) & Ben Waugh (UCL)Tech meets Teach and Code Social8th May 2024, from 3.00pm*40 Bernard Street - Room 203*Pretix
 Nikos Konstantinidis (UCL)

Machine Learning on FPGAs for a 50 Tbps system with microsecond latency, to enable discovery science at CERN's Large Hadron Collider

5th June 2024*, from 4.00pm90 High Holborn - Function spacePlease wait.....
TBCTBC10th July 202490 High Holborn - Function spacePlease wait.....
TBCTBC14th August 202490 High Holborn - Function spacePlease wait.....

*Please note a change of week, time or location from the norm

See the TechSocial Series Archive for our series backlog