Following the success of the First Conference of Research Software Engineers, we are pleased to announce that the Second Conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the 7-8 September 2017. As for the First Conference, we are expecting an international mix of over 200 attendees, and a programme full of interesting talks, posters, hands-on tutorials and discussion workshops.
Registration for the conference is now open, and costs £150. This covers both days, including all food and refreshments, as well as the conference dinner in the Power Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry and a complimentary drink on the evening of Thursday 7th September. The conference was heavily oversubscribed last year, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. We have published a summary of key dates associated with the conference. In addition, we are pleased to say that we will have a number of travel bursaries available for a limited number of conference attendees.
The Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.1) will be held at the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester on Wednesday 6th September (day before RSE2017). This workshop aims to capture the state of the art in sustainable research software, discuss ongoing efforts to improve it, and identify potential topics to act upon. Registration for WSSSPE5.1 is separate to registration for RSE2017, and is handled on their website.
We are very grateful to the companies that sponsored the First Conference, and who helped make it such a success. With over 200 attendees from 14 countries, sponsorship provided both significant exposure, and more importantly, a good opportunity for companies and organisations to connect with Research Software Engineers from around the world.
From feedback, 95% of attendees of the First Conference said they would attend again, with 100% saying they would recommend the conference to others. The Second Conference will therefore be bigger and better. If you are interested in partnering with us, please see our sponsorship page for a range of options.