Chris Gibbons (University of Cambridge) offered a novel instalment to the Star Wars franchise with ‘Data Wars: Big Data Strikes Back’ with some theatrics to top it off with his untimely demise at the end of the performance at the hands of the Galactic Emperor. To top it off Ben Green (The University of Manchester) exposed the diehard Pokémon Go fans in the room (of which there were 4) as he showed us the complexities of creating games that will stand the test of time.
While all six researchers put on a great show this was in fact a competition and a winner had to be chosen.
The prizes for the Science Slam were generously provided by BCS Health who donated 400 GBP to the winner, 200 GBP to second place, and 100 GBP to third.
Typical of any self-respecting Informatics conference; voting was carried out through an app and it was the role of early career researchers Will Hulme and Wouter Gude to reveal the results.
In 3rd Gaby Wildenbos with ‘David Beckham: Real or Legend? Explaining older adults’ patient portal usage’. Anna Beukenhost took 2nd with her re imagining of Barbie as a Data Scientist in ‘Why Everybody Should Become a Data Scientist’.
But 1st was awarded to Maxine Mackintosh for her incredible 8 minute poetic performance; ‘Rhythm, Rhyme, Research’.
We’d like to congratulate all the contestants for their efforts and for putting on a great show, it was most definitely a conference highlight.
To take a look at all the performances follow the links above or visit the Connected Health Cities Vimeo here.