The Software Sustainability Institute

Blog

By Andrew Edmondson​​​​​​​, Mike Zentner, and Cristian A. Marocico. We’re writing this blog from the perspective of people who are responsible for helping researchers in our institutions develop their own software for their own research purposes. We want to help our communities to make the right decisions about the sustainability of their software – and therefore about their time and money.

By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. We are delighted to announce that Sarah Maddox and Sharif Salah will be running a session called "Tech Writing 101" at the Collaborations Workshop 2019.
By Iza Romanowska, Barcelona Supercomputing Center. If someone told me five years ago that I would be a Fellow of any organisation with the word ‘software’ in it, I’d just laugh. Yet, it turns out being a diehard humanities person does not save you from the academic inevitability of engaging with research software.

News

CarpentryConnect Manchester (#ccmcr19) will take place from 25th to 27th June 2019. Following the success of the inaugural CarpentryCon in Dublin earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that the Software Sustainability Institute is organising CarpentryConnect Manchester, in collaboration with Manchester’s Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research and with support from Manchester’s Data Science Institute.
We are pleased to announce that applications to the Fellowship Programme 2019 open on Monday 10th December 2018. The deadline for application is Sunday 3 February 2019. The Institute will be running a Fellows 2019 Launch Webinar on Friday 11 January 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm UK time. 

Imperial College London are recruiting a

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) will take place from Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Loughborough University in the West Park Teaching Hub. The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

The Gateways Conference will take place from Tuesday through Thursday, 25th – 27th September 2018 at the University of Texas, Austin. Science gateways connect components of advanced cyber-infrastructure behind streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. Join gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways.
HPC Carpentry will take place on 25th and 26th July 2018 at the University of Leeds. This course is aimed at researchers who have little or no experience of using high performance or high throughput computing but are interested to learn how it could help their research, how they could use it and how it provides additional performance. You need to have previous experience working with the Unix Shell. For a brief introduction to bash, you can refer to the Software Carpentry material available online. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

"We are in a position to fundamentally reorganise the heart of the software. By doing so, this will enable us to maintain the software into the future and facilitate the process of adding new functionality to the software ... SSI can assist in having software usable by others not just for a few months or a year, but rather for a much longer software lifetime"

- Eric Rexstad, Distance