The Software Sustainability Institute

Blog

Institute Fellow Laura James writes about the reasons for and process of rebranding the Festival of Maintenance.

Being an ally is a learned skill that everyone can practise by self-education and structured training. An Ally Skills Workshop allows its participants to understand various concepts, explore social scenarios and practise simple everyday techniques they can use to make their workplace and communities more inclusive. 
Open Life Science mentors share key takeaways and drivers from a recent mentoring and coaching workshop.

News

Applications for the Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellowship Programme 2021 open on Monday 7 December 2020. Sign up for updates and to be notified when registration opens.
The SSI is currently supported by the Scottish Funding Council’s (SFC) Upskilling Fund to deliver a programme of data skills training for the Scottish workforce. We are inviting quotes for the provision of a course curriculum.

Events

Collaborations Workshop 2020 (CW20) takes place from Tuesday, 31st March to Thursday, 2nd April 2020 online. 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.

In affiliation with The Carpentries, The Software Sustainability Institute is organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th to 27th June 2019.
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.

"It adds development time, doing things right, but it's worth it. Our code is miles away from where it was. [The work has] really made a profound change to the way we do coding, even down to the way I write lines of code. We now understand the complexity involved in making things run smoothly – it's really been a very good learning experience"

- Prashant Valluri, TPLS