Denis Barclay

The programme for the next Research Software Camp (RSC), which will be held from 19th to 30th June 2023, has now been released and can be accessed here. The RSC will focus on FAIR software and include a panel discussion, basic skills workshops and a mentorship programme. 

Cloud-SPAN will host a free two-hour online workshop which provides an introduction to R for complete beginners on Tuesday 20th June between 2-4 pm.

In this episode of Code For Thought, Peter Schmidt meets with Saranjeet Kaur and Jyoti Boghal to discuss how RSE communities are built and their experience setting up the RSE Asia network.

In this ByteSized RSE episode of Code For Thought Peter Schmidt speaks with Raniere Silva from Gesis at the Leibniz Institute in Germany. The topic is GIT, where it comes from, the reasons behind its name, and the great features it comes with. In particular, they focus on how to deal with and avoid merge conflicts, branching patterns and features such as stash and cherrypick. 

The SSI is delighted to announce that we are silver sponsors of BOSC 2023, the 24th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference. This year's edition will take place July 24-25 as part of ISMB/ECCB 2023 in Lyon, France and online.

The Carpentries are carrying out an Instructor Notes Drive, which started Monday 8 May and will run through to the end of next week, Friday 19 May.

In this latest episode of Code For Thought Peter Schmidt meets with Graham Lee at the RSE conference in Newcastle, UK. Graham, who is investigating research software engineering for his PhD, was presenting his work at the conference in the form of an "inverted" talk (i.e. driven by the audience). After his presentation they talked about his thesis and questions such as: is RSE actually a distinct role/discipline and what the future might hold.

In this first RSE Career Q&A, we asked Sam Henderson from the British Geological Survey to tell us more about RSE and what a career in this field entails.

SSI Communications Officer Denis Barclay reflects on the new branding of the Institute, highlighting the reasons behind the changes and drawing connections between the new and the old.
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