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.
Latest version published on 14 June, 2021.Gergana Daskalova reflects on the lessons learned from moving Coding Club sessions online.
Latest version published on 14 June, 2021.Teri Forey, Society of Research Software Engineering trustee, discusses the outcomes of a Collaborations Workshop session on the different RSE roles.
Latest version published on 9 June, 2021.Malvika Sharan, Andrew Brown, Warrick Ball and Ben Krikler explore what project ownership means in an open source world.
Latest version published on 7 June, 2021.Dr Philip Grylls discusses the challenging interplay between reproducible research and early career researchers.
Latest version published on 3 June, 2021.How should courses be designed and pitched to appeal to their target audience whilst effectively teaching the skills they may not be aware of or think that they need (but experience tells us benefit learners in the long-term)? Furthermore after a course, what should be the next steps to support the uptake of those skills?
Latest version published on 2 June, 2021.SSI Fellow Dave Horsfall talks about his work to improve the mental health landscape for Research Software Engineers.
Latest version published on 27 May, 2021.How can we better recognise the value of software (by thinking about impact from the start and resisting ‘secret’ software)? Should funders be the default option for software support (depends on the circumstances), and what other options exist (several)? Should all research software be maintained (probably not)?
Latest version published on 26 May, 2021.Collaborations Workshop 2021 (CW21) brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore FAIR Research Software, Diversity and Inclusion, and Software Sustainability. Here we will share some highlights from the three-day virtual event.
Latest version published on 25 May, 2021.Daniel Garijo, Stephan Druskat, Mark Turner and Alex Henderson discuss software metadata: 1) highlight issues with current practices, 2) provide pointers to tools that may help improve the situation and 3) summarise incentives for the research community to start adopting best practices for software metadata.