University of British Columbia
University of Sheffield
The disappointment of having to cut the N8 Northern Tour short though only pushed us to work on an idea we'd been discussing from the start of the project, running a remote ReproHack!
The event offered us the opportunity to make up for the lost event, but the getting rid of the location constraint allowed us to open the event up to more participants and invite exciting speakers to complement the practical element of the day.
Despite the timezone differences, we were joined by participants and speakers from across Europe and even as far as the US and Japan and proved that not only would a remote model work but that from some perspectives could even offer a better experience.
Following the success of the Remote ReproHack and now having a blueprint for a succesfull remote ReproHack event, the next stop was LatinR 2020, where core team member Florencia D'Andrea took a lead on an event run exclusively in Spanish!
In February 2021, the Leiden ReproHack event went on to win the Open Initiatives Trophy at Open Science Festival NL!
Core Team member Daniela Gawehns and one of the organisers of Leiden ReproHack travel to receive the trophy and the €500 prize.
If you are reading this, it means we've hit our biggest milestone yet, the development and launch of the ReproHack hub! We've designed it as a place where the community can coordinate all ReproHack activities. From here, authors will be able to submit papers for review at any time, organisers will be able to register their events though a simple form and partcipants will be able to submit their reviews!
We hope this will facilitate and help normalise the activity of research code reviewing to the point where one day, it will be so embedded in research culture that we will be obsolete. Until then though, we encourage all those interested in practicing reproducible research to use the hub to organise events, submit papers and submit your reviews. For any feedback on the hub as well as bug reports, feel free to use our issue tracker on GitHub or get in touch with us via slack.