External letters can feel like an uncertain part of a tenure case. Let’s demystify them! We may discuss related topics like how you can approach potential letter-writers, as well as how you can present your information to make it easier for writers to make strong letters. Come and discuss research, risk, reward, teaching, service and grants with faculty who have served on tenure committees and written letters.
Remote work often feels like a death march. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? In this session, the goal is to have participants build up a list of questions/issues/pitfalls/tentative approaches.
This is a practical, fun, but instructive, coding-based workshop with themes around continuous delivery, lean startup, and a competitive element. Bring your laptop and take part to see who can score the most points in the coding game. Then we’ll reflect on what strategies worked well, what didn’t, and how the simulation compares to real life software engineering.
We have made it through a couple of intense years, with physical and mental health challenges. We know that we embed the values we hold into the systems we design, and these systems happen to run our world. Consequently, as software engineers and researchers we carry a special impact on society and the world at large. Under stress we tend to disconnect from our values - e.g., when I am really stressed, I may have a harder time being kind. That means taking care of our wellbeing and resilience not only ensures that we don’t burn out or bug out, but also that we develop better and more adequate systems to support a sustainable lifestyle. In this BoF session, we explore the different methods of how to increase wellbeing and resilience, and when and why it might be helpful to frame it in terms of biohacking. Wanna come hack wellbeing with us?