The theme this year is "Broad Open Sustainability Community", and organizers invite submissions for talks, demonstrations, and special sessions. With software developers and sustainability experts, the open sustainability community has an immense power in shaping a sustainable future for our planet. At Brightcon 2023, attendees will be exploring innovative ways to combine technical expertise with environmental consciousness.
As in previous years, all talks and sessions should be interactive, with Jupyter Notebooks or similar technologies used so that the audience can follow along and explore your awesome software and data. This also makes for a fantastic experience for those attending, as each talk bridges theory with practice and directly engages the audience. You can see talk materials from last year online .
On September 16 & 17, a hackathon will take place with the HESTIA team . HESTIA provides detailed and validated activity data on agriculture and food supply chains (currently the data are from more than 400 published studies and 35,000 farms). HESTIA also makes available nearly 500 models to gap fill farm activity data (e.g., to quantify ruminant grass consumption), to estimate agricultural emissions (e.g., N2O emissions related to fertiliser application), and to quantify resource uses. It is an open-source, open-access project and still in the development and testing stage, but is already the largest open dataset and model archive in this area. The hackathon will focus on integrating HESTIA with open LCA software, and simplifying the process of entering data into HESTIA.
The conference itself will take place from September 18-20, and will be a mix of talks, special sessions, and short courses. Being there in person is a lot of fun, but this year, with support from ecoinvent, online attendance is also possible. Physical attendance is limited to 80 people.