- Do you write any code?
- Have you ever come back to your code from 6 months ago and had no idea why it doesn’t work any more (or what it even does)??
- Does your code mysteriously stop working overnight even though you’re sure you didn’t change anything?
- Do you ever wish you could get back your lovely code from last week that worked just fine before you changed it?
- Do you use (or will you use) any kind of software in your research at all?
If you answer yes to any of the above then this workshop is for you!* We are holding a free day long workshop at UCL on September 18th on polar software which will cover everything from version control and writing better code to specific software used in polar research. We have a range of brilliant speakers from academia, as well as some who have taken the software skills they have learnt from academia into industry.
Apply here now! Limited help with travel costs are available. Registration is free, deadline is August 31st. If you’re not already convinced (and you really should be) there’s free lunch too 🙂
This workshop is for all early career polar researchers no matter your level of experience, masters, PhD and beyond and has been partially funded by the Software Sustainability Institute.
We also encourage participants to stay for our polar sciences hack day on September 19th- we will be joining with students from other disciplines (e.g. physics, computer sciences) to come along and work on some polar problems for a day so even if you don’t think you’re great at coding here is your chance to get some help from those who are, and put into practice the skills you learn during the workshop.Any questions? Email Sammie Buzzard at email@example.com
The event will be held under the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017.
The UK Polar Network invites applications from UK-based early career researchers (from PhD level to 10 years post-PhD) to participate in and foster research links through collaborative workshops in the Russian Arctic.
These events are in collaboration with the UK Science & Innovation Network, APECS Russia, NERC Arctic Office and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Workshops will be held at Moscow and Cambridge with travel and accommodation support available.
Application deadline is 5th January, 2018 and any additional enquiries can be addressed to the NERC Arctic Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the recent BAS workshop in Cambridge the UKPN facilitated a competition for a polar science outreach proposal. The project "Sounds of Change: Greenland Ice Sheet Melt" was picked for it's original idea. We wish to congratulate Heather Bell (Durham University), Joseph Nolan (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), and Zuzanna Swirad (Durham University) for this achievement and we are looking forward to support their efforts realising the proposed project.
Before our panel discussion we went through a few other ideas for making a great poster, some of these are:
- Keep text to <800 words
- Have handouts available (also if you print your poster on A4 you should be able to read it)
- Avoid dark backgrounds and consider colour blindness!
- Use other media tools, if you have a video think about having a tablet
- Keep hands out of pockets and don’t chew gum
- Talk to your audience, not to the poster (it doesn’t care)
- Keep sweets or chocolates with you, it will draw people in
- Make a t shirt advertising your poster, or even put your most interesting figure on it
- Don’t wear sunglasses inside, people will assume you are hungover, high or both