Software and research: the Institute's Blog

SSI Fellows Newsletter: August 2022

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

Updates on activities and opportunities taking place within the SSI Fellows' community.

Code for Thought is going live

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

Peter Schmidt reflects on the progress of the Code for Thought podcast and its future development.

Measure thrice, cut once: A quick overview of application migration.

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

One issue in software sustainability is when a software application reaches its end-of-life but is deemed too important to retire. The question then arises, particularly with high profile sites, whether to attempt a migration or an upgrade of each site.

Lessons from my SSI Fellowship: first half(ish)

Latest version published on 15 September, 2022.

SSI Fellow James Byrne shares his SSI/RSE journey (so far!).

Running Software/Data and Library Carpentries workshops offline

Latest version published on 25 July, 2022.

What happens when you are trying to deliver a Carpentries workshop and you have no Internet access?

What does Open Research mean for the future of the REF? The next REF could better recognise the diversity of roles contributing to research

Latest version published on 21 July, 2022.

James Cleaver, Gemma Derrick and Simon Hettrick take a look at the potential implications for research assessment, were more open research practices adopted and a wider range of research outputs recognised.

How to be more GLAM-RS

Latest version published on 20 July, 2022.

Support needed for Research Software sustainability in the Galleries/Libraries/Archives/Museums (GLAM) sector.

Women in HPC (WHPC) returned to international in-person events at ISC22

Latest version published on 14 July, 2022.

After two years online, the volunteers for Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC) were pleased to return in-person to ISC22 in Hamburg, Germany to present their thirteenth annual international workshop.

An interview with a Research Software Engineer

Latest version published on 13 July, 2022.

This post is an interview with Alison Clarke, an SSI Fellow and Research Software Engineer, about becoming and working as an RSE.

Using virtual machines for training

Latest version published on 12 July, 2022.

SSI Fellow Luke Abraham discusses the benefits of using virtual machines for training.