October 2016

WACREN 2017 Conference: 16-17 March 2017 - Save the date!

Save the date: WACREN 2017 (Annual Conference and AGM) will be held in Abidjan on 16-17 March 2017, hosted by RITER, the NREN of Côte d'Ivoire.

More information will follow soon. See you in Abidjan!

Applications Open: WACREN e-Research Hackfest in Lagos, Nigeria - November 21-30 2016

In recognition of the need for the community to acquire the necessary skills to support the promotion of open and reproducible scientific research, WACREN will host a 10-day e-research hackfest in Lagos, Nigeria.  

The event is supported by the European Commission through WACREN participation in the Horizon 2020 Sci-GaIA project
 

Background 
The main objective of the hackfest is to integrate scientific use cases through a pervasive adoption of web technologies and standards and make them available to their end users through Science Gateways (entities connected to distributed computing, data and services of interest to the Community of Practice the end users belong to). 

Institutions and applicants from the region who couldn't participate in the Sci-GaIA Summer Hackfest which took place at the University of Catania, Italy in July 2016 now have the opportunity to do so closer to home and are invited to apply. 

Venue and dates
The hackfest will take place from 21 - 30 November 2016 at the Lagos State University (School of Transport), Ojo, Lagos.