Software and research: the Institute's Blog

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.

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

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.

Reaching further with online data science workshops - tips from a year of virtual Coding Club

Latest version published on 14 June, 2021.

Gergana Daskalova reflects on the lessons learned from moving Coding Club sessions online.

The RSE landscape

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.

Nudging towards a better default for open source project ownership

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.