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It is with mixed emotions that I announce today is my last day as Community Officer at the Software Sustainability Institute. This might not be a surprise for some as earlier this year we announced that we would be hiring a Research Software Community Officer/Manager.

By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Selina Aragon, Software Sustainability Institute. Photo by Kushagra Kevat. Inspired by the videos created by Sustain during their 2018 Summit, we asked some of the Collaborations Workshop 2019 attendees to share their thoughts about research software sustainability. Each video contains a question relating to software in research, and each interviewee shared their views with us.
By Alexander Morley, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow This post was first published in Alex Morley's blog. Note: A couple weeks ago I went on a week long residency learning about human- or user-centred design. I learnt a lot, but am obviously not an expert. Thus the aim of this post is to share what I learned and my opinion about why a wider consideration of these techniques could be a good thing, rather than tell you how to run your project.

News

The late round of abstract submission to BOSC2019 is open now. BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, open science and open data. The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference promotes and facilitates the open source development of bioinformatics tools and open science. BOSC 2019 will be part of ISMB/ECCB in Basel. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 15, at 23:59 UTC-12.
A two-day workshop on Open and Reproducible Science in Exeter, aimed at Early Career Researchers from STEMM subjects from Exeter or other institutions, will take place on 6th and 7th June 2019 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. 

Join us for an informal Edinburgh Carpentries Networking Event on the 24th May 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at the Bayes Centre to find out how The Carpentries may improve your research and how you can contribute to providing core computational and data analysis training to scientists in the Edinburgh area. Edinburgh Carpentries, based in The Carpentries model, aims to establish a recurring and coordinated offer of computational training to the research community in Edinburgh. Register on Eventbrite. Please note that attendance is free but registration is required.

Events

The British Library, Software Sustainability Institute and Alan Turing Institute are co-organising a workshop on Software Citation on the 13th and 14th May 2019 at the British Library, to raise the profile of the topic, provide information and address current challenges.

The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 (WOSSS19) will be held from 24-26 April 2019. Co-organised by DANS, the Software Sustainability Institute and the Netherlands eScience Centre, WOSSS19 will bring together key organisational and domain decision makers and knowledgeable people in the area of software sustainability.
In affiliation with The Carpentries, The Software Sustainability Institute is organising the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25th to 27th June 2019.

"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