Altmetrics, publishing data, being open and learning styles were all discussed at ReCon this year! The conference was a huge success and we were even trending (#ReCon_15) on Twitter in the UK and Germany for the majority of the morning! All the The conference was followed by a hackday, sponsored by GitHub, at Codebase, the UK’s largest technology incubator. Projects included citizen science for spotting animals, an automatic infographic generator and geotagging research. Our hackday winners (Pen-Yuan Hsing and team, TinDeer, left) and runners up (Erin Nolan, James Billingham and team, TL;DR Space, including onesie, right) are pictured below!
Naturally there was plenty of time to enjoy the prizes, including Scottish whisky and a onesie, while eating (the very popular) haggis pizza… and a peek out of the window revealed Edinburgh Castle looming above… We are looking forward to next year’s conference and would like to say another huge thank you to our sponsors: GitHub (conference and hackday), Mendeley and The Scientific Editing Company!