Hackathon at Cambridge Junction

Wired and wireless network support services provided at eLife event

We were delighted to receive this feedback from the organisers of the eLife Innovation Sprint following our help with the provision of networked IT services at Cambridge Junction:

Dear Dan and Colin,

I’d like to take the opportunity to reiterate our thanks to you and the whole team at Heron IT who helped make the eLife Sprint possible.

As you are aware, WiFi and internet connectivity are necessary for enjoyable hackathons, and are so frequently the bit that goes awry. Thank you for being so flexible in order to meet our needs in J3.

Having you around at the event really helped calm the nerves and made a big difference. I hope you enjoyed being around the great vibe too!

Because of your hard work, we were able to host an event in an environment that was conducive to productive, creative and inclusive work. I thought you might appreciate hearing some of the positive feedback we’ve had about this:

“WiFi and internet connectivity are necessary for enjoyable hackathons and are so frequently the bit that goes awry. Thank you for being so flexible in order to meet our needs at Cambridge Junction — J3. Having you around at the event really helped calm the nerves and made a big difference.”

“After meeting so many open science advocates and experiencing first-hand the sense of urgency and excitement surrounding these initiatives, my faith [in a world in which science can be open, transparent and reproducible] has officially been restored”

Alessandra Dillenburg, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh.

“This was hands down one of the most productive two-day sprints that I’ve ever been involved in”

Ian Mulvany, Head of Product Innovation at SAGE Publishing.

Many thanks and best,

Naomi Penfold
Innovation Officer, eLife
eLife

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