What is Brightcon?
Brightcon is an annual conference where the community of the open source framework for LCA Brightway meet. The conference enables interactions between Brightway developers, maintainers, contributors, users and adopters.
We all want to do cool things at work and in private life. The basis for this is a good health. Let’s make sure everybody will return home safely after the Brightcon event, and let’s try to reduce the risk for getting into health troubles for anybody.
In case of any cold symptoms during the event, we suggest that you wear an FFP2 mask whenever possible. In addition, you might do a self-test for Covid. Feel free to approach the conference organisers for mask(s) and/or a test. Of course you can also choose to wear a mask without symptoms. We will strive for good air quality in the rooms.
What's new in Brightcon 2022?
The continuous development of Brightcon will focus this year on interactivity, training for newcomers, promoting citizen science and a contest.
Read more on the dedicated page for the novelties.
Lead Software Developer at Greendelta
Keynote: "What I don't like about Brightway"
Bio: Michael Srocka works with GreenDelta since more than 15 years; environmental engineer by education (TU Berlin, 2004) he also holds a degree in practical informatics from Fernuni Hagen. Michael leads the IT development in GreenDelta. He is a highly skilled senior programmer, with a special dedication to Java and databases, and has written most of the parts of the openLCA software.
Aleksandra (Sasha) Kim
PhD Student at Paul Scherrer Institute and ETH Zurich
Keynote: "GSA Framework"
Bio: Aleksandra (Sasha) has been pursuing her doctoral degree since March 2018 in the Technology Assessment Group under the supervision of Dr. Chris Mutel from Paul Scherrer Institute and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hellweg from ETH Zurich. Her academic interests are uncertainty and global sensitivity analysis (GSA) applied to high-dimensional life cycle assessment models. She is particularly keen on studying robustness and convergence properties of GSA methods, as well as their computational complexity and efficient implementation.
Only in Brightcon
The hackathon of Brightcon 2021 allowed Valentin Starlinger to write a python package that can be used to import data from openLCA into brightway.
2.-0 LCA Consultants
Brenda Miranda Xicotencatl
PhD candidate at the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Leiden University (CML)