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Coding Clubs For Research Software Communities: Questions to Consider (Part Two)

Latest version published on 13 July, 2021.

Matthew Bluteau, Sarah Jaffa, Colin Sauze, Sam Haynes and Callum Rollo discuss different types of coding clubs, how to select which is best for your target community, and suggestions for environment and community structure to support these activities.

Coding Clubs For Research Software Communities: Questions to Consider (Part One)

Latest version published on 13 July, 2021.

Matthew Bluteau, Sarah Jaffa, Colin Sauze, Sam Haynes and Callum Rollo discuss different types of coding clubs, how to select which is best for your target community, and suggestions for environment and community structure to support these activities.

Making your research outputs accessible to wider audiences

Latest version published on 7 July, 2021.

Emma Karoune, Maria Nanton and Marta Mangiarulo discuss ways to make research outputs accessible to wider audiences.

How do we improve data management in machine learning?

Latest version published on 6 July, 2021.

Jonathan Frawley, Emily Lewis, Stephen Haddad and Carlos Martinez discuss common problems, suggest individual approaches and propose possible solutions for sharing knowledge and data.

Why we discuss "ally skills" in open science

Latest version published on 5 July, 2021.

For science to be truly open, we should learn to recognise inequities in science and act to change that.

Does Research Software Engineering have a diversity issue?

Latest version published on 1 July, 2021.

SSI Director Neil Chue Hong looks at how diversity and inclusion in the research software engineering community compares to similar fields.

Evolving the office work culture

Latest version published on 30 June, 2021.

Alex Clarke, Jez Cope, Dave Horsfall, Emma Karoune, Alice Minotto and Martin O’Reilly look at how working life has been affected by the pandemic and considerations for employers going forward.

“The only way out has steps…” - making events accessible

Latest version published on 28 June, 2021.

With in-person events set to return, Dr Robin Wilson shares his experiences of attending conferences with a wheelchair and suggests how to make events more accessible.

Overview of the Fellows Inaugural Meeting 2021

Latest version published on 23 June, 2021.

Rachael Ainsworth gives a summary of the inaugural meeting of the SSI 2021 Fellows.

GUIs for research software: Why are they relevant? (part two)

Latest version published on 17 June, 2021.

Diego Alonso Álvarez tries to help developers lose their fear - or reluctance - to invest time creating a GUI for their research software, and help them to take those first steps in the development of graphical user interfaces.