DRI Retreat 2022

From 28 March 2022 to 1st April 2022, N8 CIR organized the Digital Research Infrastructure(DRI) Retreat in the University of Manchester. You might find more about the N8 partnership here.

The goal of N8 CIR is to create a Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research, sharing methods, skills and facilities to underpin the strategic research objectives of the N8 universities.

Topics and Panelists

One of my favorites discussions was about the academia. I met Dr. Sarah Harris who is a passionate biologist who also is a user of High Performance Computing (HPC) resources, and RSE services.

Unconference Activities

One of the activities I enjoyed the most was the unconference. We listed in an online document our ideas of how to improve different issues such as sustainable learning, interaction in a team, as others.


I was able to meet a great mathematician who helped me with some Linear Algebra concepts. Felt good in using again chalkboard at the university. Really appreciate the kind help received during the event.

Exquisite Food and Impeccable Service

The organization arranged our stay at Hyatt, and we all enjoyed fine catering and dinners.

Getting around the city

Manchester is definitely a jam-packed city with ancient and modern architectures. I was so happy to walk again in this marvelous place!

Manchester City Stadium | Manchester Central City | Piccadilly Gardens

Great organization! Again… Congratulations! I was very happy to meet great people and professionals within the UK!


About Julita Inca

System Engineering degree at UNAC, Computer Science Masters at PUCP, High Performance Masters at University of Edinburgh, Winner OPW GNOME 2011, GNOME Foundation member since 2012, Fedora Ambassador since 2012, winner of the Linux Foundation scholarship 2012, Linux Admin at GMD 2012, IT Specialist at IBM 2013. Academia experience in lecturing at PUCP, USIL and UNI Peru (2010-2018). HPC intern at ORNL 2018. HPC Software Specialist at UKAEA since 2020. Tech Certifications: RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator, and ITILv3. Leader of LinuXatUNI Community, Creator of the "Mujeres Imperfectas | I'm perfect woman" channel, Reviewer of the Technological Magazine of ESPOL-RTE, Online trainer at BackTrackAcademy, blogger, photographer, IT-Linux-HPC-science worldwide speaker, graphic designer, researcher, content creator, press communicator... a simple mortal, just like you!
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