LunchBytes talks

A monthly series of short talks from the research community on research software, data and infrastructure.

The University has many talks/seminar series centered around research domains but far fewer on the tools and methods that are of value across research domains.

This is a new monthly series of short talks for those in the research community at TUOS who work with/write code, use/manage research data and use/manage research infrastructure. We hope through these talks we will come together as a community to discuss best practices and useful methods/tools.

Each LunchBytes session typically features several related short talks on a theme (each being ~10 mins) rather than one longer talk - followed by a discussion.

Notifications about future events

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Getting involved

LunchBytes is a series by and for the Sheffield Research Software community and as such we’re always open to offers from members of the community to:

  • Suggest themes for talks;
  • Request specific LunchBytes talks from others;
  • Curate talks on topics of their choice;
  • Offer LunchBytes talks on topics they find interesting.

Suggesting LunchBytes topics

Please add requests/offers of LunchBytes talks to this JamBoard (using Sticky Notes):

  • For requests: a brief note for why you think this would be useful would be helpful
  • For offers: please note your email address in addition to your talk idea
  • If you want to up-vote a request/offer use the Pen tool to annotate a Sticky Note with +1.

Recordings of previous LunchBytes

Each LunchBytes session is recorded and uploaded to the University of Sheffield Digital Media channel

Event

Event

Software engineering in High Energy / Particle Physics
Start time
13 January 2022 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Christos Anastopoulos (University of Sheffield), Mark C Hodgkinson (University of Sheffield), more TBD
Event

Event

Parallelisation: an easy trick to speed up your code?
Start time
13 January 2022 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Rob Chisholm (host, University of Sheffield RSE), Will Furnass (University of Sheffield IT Services), Paul Richmond (University of Sheffield RSE), Mike Griffiths (University of Sheffield IT Services)
Event

Event

LunchBytes: Better MATLAB, Better Research
Start time
13 October 2021 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Gemma Ives (host, University of Sheffield), Mike Croucher (Mathworks), Tim Rogers (University of Sheffield), Fred Sonnenwald (University of Sheffield)
Event

Event

LunchBytes × SeptembRSE Special: Python Virtual Environment Showdown
Start time
15 September 2021 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Zoom
Speaker
Matt Williams (Bristol), Simon Li (Dundee), James Graham (Southampton/SSI)
Event

Event

Lunch bytes: Clinical Research Software
Start time
9 June 2021 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Anna Krystalli, Farah Shahi, Nyashadzaishe Mafirakureva, Richard Simmonds
Event

Event

Lunch bytes: Putting the R into Reproducible Research
Start time
12 May 2021 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Dr Anna Krystalli
Event

Event

Lunch bytes #5: Making GPU Programming More Portable
Start time
1 April 2021 - 14:00-15:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Freddie Witherden, James Knight, Tom Deakin; Host: Matthew Leach (RSE Sheffield)
Event

Event

Lunch bytes #4: Beyond Static Data Visualisations
Start time
13 January 2021 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google Meet
Speaker
Niall Gandy, Mark Dunning, Angus Taggart, Seb James; Host: Gemma Ives (IT Services)
Event

Event

Lunch bytes #3: Accelerated Machine Learning
Start time
9 December 2020 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google meet
Speaker
Phil Tooley (NAG), Filippo Spiga (Nvidia), NAG and Nvidia
Event

Event

Lunch bytes #2: Jupyter Notebooks - pros and cons
Start time
7 October 2020 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Google meet
Speaker
Fedor Gorokhovik, John Charlton, Richard Darst, University of Sheffield
Event

Event

Lunch bytes #1: writing safer (Python) code
Start time
9 September 2020 - 12:00-13:00
Location
Blackboard Collaborate
Speaker
Joe Heffer, David Jones, Will Furnass, University of Sheffield

Contact Us

For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects: rse@sheffield.ac.uk

To contact the RSE team about seminars, training or JADE: rse-team-group@sheffield.ac.uk

Join our mailing list so as to be notified when we advertise talks and workshops by subscribing to this Google Group.

Queries regarding free research computing support/guidance should be raised via our Code clinic or directed to University central IT support.