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Collaborations Workshop 2012 Wrap up


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Neil Chue Hong's wrap up of the Collaborations Workshop 2012.

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Collaborations Workshop 2012 Wrap up

  1. 1. WrapupQueens College, Oxford 21/22 March 2012 Software Sustainability Institute
  2. 2. 60 Attendees38 Collaborative Ideas23 Discussion Sessions 23 Lightning Talks 2 Sunny Days!
  3. 3. Five things we learned• We need to provide incentives to reward reuse  Both reuse of software / making software reusable• The software/researcher career track is not well defined or well supported  How do we improve identification and recognition?• Sharing knowledge and information is important  “Cultural differences”, what fits best for a community?• It’s both difficult and easy to collaborate  Overcoming communication barriers isn’t just tech• Theres a huge wealth of knowledge in this room Software Sustainability Institute
  4. 4. Feedback• Online feedback form: • Or write it on an index card and stick it on the board Software Sustainability Institute
  5. 5. Continue the collaboration• Reply to the discussions on the group  • Send new questions to the group or on Twitter  #CollabW12• Let us know of any successes (or failures!)  Software Sustainability Institute
  6. 6. And the winner is…• … you decide!• Smartphone app for fieldwork data collection and storage• Research project management community of practice• Open question / answer site for a particular field with best answers voted up Software Sustainability Institute
  7. 7. Thanks to…• Sponsors:• Queen’s College – Sarah and Isabella• Organising Committee – particularly Simon• And to you! Thank you for coming along and participating fully! Software Sustainability Institute