This guide is intended to help you when producing your application video for the Fellowship Programme 2019.
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 Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. We are pleased to announce applications to our Fellowship Programme 2019 are now open. Deadline is 3 February, 2019. Below we detail the application process and what to expect from us during the recruitment and post-recruitment stages.
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.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Aleksandra Nenadic, Software Sustainability Institute. Educational psychology provides us with great findings about the process of human learning that can help educators provide more effective training to learners. Because their curriculum is sometimes full, many researchers, developers and publishers don't know about those findings when they start their careers as educators, just like researchers might be unfamiliar with best software developer practices because they weren't taught them.
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute As researchers, we have our own motivation to spend years digging into something until we, hopefully, find something new. Independently from our motivation, it is always nice when we receive recognition for our work, specially in the form of a famous award like the Nobel prize. During the announcement of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018, one of the awardees, Paul M. Romer, highlighted the need to communicate science clearly – not only using simple words and language if you’re…
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, Stephan Druskat, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. ConfOA is the Brazil-Portugal Conference about Open Access and the 9th edition was hosted in Lisbon, Portugal between the 2nd and 4th October 2018. Although the conference only has open access in its name, it is the place to talk about the broader concept of open science with many stakeholders.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute, and Georg Link, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Open communities lack a shared language to talk about metrics and share best practices. Metrics are aggregate information that summarise raw data into a single number, stripping away any context of data. Pedagogical metric displays are an idea for metrics that include an explanation and educates the user on how to interpret the metric. Metrics are inherently biased and can lead to discrimination. Many problems brought up during the MozFest session are worked on in the CHAOSS project.
By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute.Documentation is, alongside version control, testing/continuous integration and others, one of the best practices for software development and is crucial for new users. In the recent years, with the professionalism of open source drive by companies such as Red Hat, Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics), RStudio, Overleaf, we saw not only releases come out faster but also documentation be richer.
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By Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute. Following up discussions around culture change and productivity at this year’s Collaborations Workshop (CW18), interoperability is one of Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) themes. The Oxford Dictionary defines interoperability as "the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information." Today, interoperability is a key factor for researchers, not only because it increases efficiency and accuracy, but also because it makes collaborative efforts more fluent.