Introducing the Developer Challenge Judges! Plus: What Happened on Day One?

Tomorrow sees the full Repository Fringe and Developer Challenge kick off. Ahead of that we are delighted to announce our Developer Challenge judges, a fantastic group of experts who we know will give great advice and feedback – as well as selecting who wins our fabulous prizes. The judges are (from left to right) Bea, Stuart, Padmini, and Paul

Image of Bea AlexImage of Stuart LewisImage of Padmini Ray MurrayImage of Paul Walk

Dr Beatrice Alex is Research Fellow at the Institute of Language, Cognition and Computation and Project Manager, University of Edinburgh School of Informatics. Find out more about Bea and her research here.

Stuart Lewis is Deputy Director of Library & University Collections and Head of Research and Learning Services, University of Edinburgh. Find out more about Stuart and his work on his blog.

Dr Padmini Ray Murray is Lecturer in Publishing Studies, University of Stirling and co-founder of Electric Bookshop. Find out more about Padmini’s research here and find out more about Electric Bookshop here.

Paul Walk is Head of Technology Strategy and Planning at EDINA, he was – until very recently – Director of the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN. Find out more about Paul and his work here.

We think we have a great group of judges and we are confident that we have some fantastic developers around Repository Fringe so we are looking forward to seeing what happens at the Developers Challenge over the next few days!

Repository Fringe 2013 Day One – What happened?
Three workshops ran today – and huge thanks to all who participated in these. All three workshops seemed busy, lively, and interesting from the look of the tweets and chats we had this evening.

We have notes (and video) from the Getting to the Repository of the Future workshop coming soon and would welcome further notes and reflections from those who participated in the Open Journal Systems or Consuming Linked Data Workshops.

What to Expect on Day Two

Day Two brings our Opening Keynote from Jacqui Taylor which we’re really excited about. There will be presentations, Pecha Kuchas, the start of the Developer Challenge, and a networking session in which the best business card or business card distribution method wins a prize. Yes, a prize. There will be the first sighting of the free Repository Fringe mugs, fantastic round tables and the Symplectic Drinks Reception.

Here on the blog we will be trying to capture what we can – some live posts and some reflections. There will be tweets to read too. More pictures as well. And all of our talks are being videoed.

We are very excited and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Remember to tweet your thoughts on the event using the #rfringe13 hashtag and do share or browse the pictures in our Flickr Group. We are also trying to “Pin” notable images from Twitter over on our Pinterest board.



I am Digital Education Manager and Service Manager at EDINA, a role I share with my colleague Lorna Campbell. I was previously Social Media Officer for EDINA working across all projects and services. I am interested in the opportunities within teaching and learning for film, video, sound and all forms of multimedia, as well as social media, crowdsourcing and related new technologies.

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