The Festival of Code celebrates the contribution software and coding communities make to research and innovation. Participate to learn new skills, tools and insights, as well as to build your network across UCL. We welcome participants from all faculties, MSc and PhD research students, researchers and members of professional services.
We would like to thank our colleagues from who have organised these events. Follow @eResearch_UCL #UCLCodeFest
Monday 14th June:
|10:00 - 11:15|
Funder panel: Challenges & opportunties of funding research software
Further details will be announced soon.
|11:30 - 12:30|
Coding culture: the cultural values of five coding communities
This reflective panel discussion will explore the histories, the cultural differences, and the shared values of five coding communities - Python, R, Julia, Ruby, & Fortran. Join us to hear from experienced programmers on how they see the programming community they belong to.
Organised by Gui Heurich (UCL Anthropology) and he is working at the intersection coding and anthropology.
Tuesday 15th June:
|10:00 - 11:00|
An Introduction to Open Science Practices: From Code to Data and Beyond
Find out about the benefits of open science and explore practices of code and data sharing, replications, as well as open access publishing. Learn about tools/platforms which can help you to embed open science in your work flow.
|11:15 - 12:15|
Code sharing as an Early Career Researcher: the good, the bad and the ugly
Join us to discuss the benefits and barriers to code sharing for Early Career Researchers, get practical advice about how to do it (e.g. via GitHub), and explore ways it can be encouraged at UCL.
|14:00 - 16:00|
Use of Docker for Efficient Software Development & Reproducible Research
A valid piece of code can produce different results based on its computational environment, libraries and other dependences. Join this interactive workshop to learn how to use Docker to overcome these issues and improve the reproducibility of your research.
Organised by Mian Ahmad | UCL Computer Science Technical Support Group | Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences
Wednesday 16th June:
|10:00 - 11:00|
Driving impact from research software
Marina shares her 14 years of experience in supporting UCL academics achieve measurable impact from their software, whether for commercial or non-commercial distributions, open source or closed source, and from departments as diverse as chemistry, architecture, medical computing (and more).
Organised by Marina Santilli (UCL Business)
Thursday 17th June:
|10:00 - 16:00|
R Project Showcase
Join us to celebrate UCL masters student and early-career researcher projects that use R. We launch the showcase with a keynote speech by Dr Kirsten McMillan, a Senior Researcher at Dogs Trust, focusing on canine ecology and population management.
Submit your abstracts to share your work, build your network and a chance to win our best speaker competition. We will also announce the winner of our competition for funded places to attend the (virtual) useR!2021 conference. Details of how to participate is in the registration page.
Friday 18th June:
|10:00 - 16:30|
UCL Bioimage Analysis Collaborative Hackday
This hackday brings together the community and we will work in self-organising small groups on a bioimage-analysis-related software project for a day. Join to meet new people and develop ideas together.in self-organising small groups. All levels of expereince, researchers, academics, PhD students, and professional service staff are all welcome.
Submit your idea for a project when you sign up and you will be given the opportunity to pitch it to other participants on the day. If you get enough people interested, work with them on your idea for the day!
Organised by Giulia Paci (LMCB) | Alessandro Felder (RITS) | Pablo Vicente Munuera (LMCB) | Jonas Hartmann (UCL Biosciences) | Adam Tyson (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre) | Haroon Chughtai (RITS) | UCL BioImage Analysis Interest Group