Welcome to the RSE Asia Australia 2023 unconference!
We invite you to join us for the second online Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia Unconference from the 13th to the 15th of September 2023. This is a joint partnership between the RSE Asia Association and the RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand. The theme for this year is “Silos to Synergy - Achieving collaboration across domains” and the hashtag will be #RSEAA2023.
You can create a placeholder event by downloading this link to the ICS file.
- 31st August 5pm UTC +10 (Thursday) (see in your time zone) - end of micro-grant applications
- 6th September 5pm UTC +10 (Wednesday) (see in your time zone) - end of scholarship applications and registrations
- 13th September 12.30pm UTC + 10 (Wednesday) (see in your time zone) - start of Day 1 of the unconference
- 14th September 12.30pm UTC + 10 (Thursday) (see in your time zone) - start of Day 2 of the unconference
- 14th September 2pm UTC +10 (Thursday) (see in your time zone) - end of discussion topic submissions
- 14th September 3.30pm UTC +10 (Thursday) (see in your time zone) - end of poster submissions
- 15th September 12.30pm UTC + 10 (Friday) (see in your time zone) - start of Day 3 of the unconference
What is a Research Software Engineer?
Research Software Engineer is a broad term for people who combine programming and research skills that have trouble defining their role and value within academia. e.g researchers and academics who code, generalists who bring communities together across the research and technical domains, systems administrators who maintain research systems, and software engineers who work in the research domain.
What is an unconference?
An unconference is where the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space .
For this particular unconference, we will create breakout groups for the top three topics for each session. At the start of each day we will have an introduction session to provide the participants with some ideas on what they might want to discuss during the conference. We aim to summarise topics and make these available publicly after the unconference.
An overview of what the program will look like will be coming soon.
How can I participate?
This will be run as a participant-first online unconference to ensure you have a say on how we develop the community and to allow you to share your valuable technical and social knowledge of research software with the community.
We will have three sessions in which discussion topics are suggested by the participants and one poster session. A schedule of events will be shown soon.
There are a few ways to participate:
- Register for the conference,
- Suggest, vote and comment on discussion topics, and
- Submit a poster, vote and comment on posters
Register for the Unconference
You can now register for the Unconference!
There are also scholarships and 20 accessibility micro-grants available. See Accessibility and Inclusivity section for more details.
Suggest Discussion Topics
We will have three sessions in which discussion topics are suggested by the participants. You can add, vote and comment on discussion topics and the top discussion topics will be given breakout rooms for each session.
You can see what we discussed last year in the Research Software Engineer Asia Australia Unconference Summary Report.
Submit a Poster
This year we are adding an online poster session on the 14th of September. We’re thrilled to offer you two awesome formats to showcase your research: the classic traditional poster and the dynamic set of slides.
At the end of the poster session we will be giving out awards for the posters that have generated the most interest.
Accessibility and Inclusivity
We are committed to creating a safe, accessible, and inclusive environment for all participants. To this end we are offering scholarships for staff or students to participate for free, as well as 20 accessibility micro-grants valued at $50 AUD to help with internet, headphones, childcare etc.
Eligibility for the scholarships will be based on prioritising and maximising the inclusion and participation of people who have been impacted due to the cumulative effects of discrimination on factors such as race, gender, disability, gender identity, financial status,and the intersectionality of that discrimination as well as others not mentioned here.
Eligibility for the accessibility micro-grants will be based on a similar approach.
We encourage participants to apply even if they do not think they are eligible as this will allow us to prioritise and maximise diversity and inclusion. All information will be treated in a confidential manner.
You will need to provide one short paragraph to explain how you will benefit from the scholarship or micro-grant.
If you feel that the unconference is not matching up to the commitment of these ideals, please let us know by contacting the organising committee at rse2023 at rse-aunz.org.
Partner with us
If your organisation would like to partner with us, there are Allied partnerships available. To see how that would benefit your organisation, please see the Unconference Partner Prospectus.
Share the good news!
If you want to share news about this event, please go to our marketing page where you can see images and alt-text to share on social media.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct is designed to provide all participants with community participation guidelines.
This is the current schedule for the event. All the timings are in UTC+10 (view in different time zones).
|Day 1 - Wed 13th Sep 2023||Day 2 - Thu 14th Sep 2023||Day 3 - Fri 14th Sep 2023|
|12:30 PM||Opportunity to meet informally||Opportunity to meet informally||Oportunity to meet informally|
|1:00 PM||Welcome, Vision, Explanation, and Partners||Explain, Review||Explain, Review|
|1:30 PM||Keynote 1||Keynote 2||Strategy and Policy Panel|
|2:00 PM||First Session||Third Session||Strategy and Policy Panel|
|2:30 PM||First Session||Third Session||Strategy and Policy Panel|
|3:30 PM||Second Session||Poster Session||Actionable items|
|4:00 PM||Second Session||Poster Session / Award||Actionable items|
|4:30 PM||Review and discussion||Review and discussion||Close and thank you|
If you would like to know more or have any questions, please contact the organising committee at rse2023 at rse-aunz.org by email.