Latest version published on 12 September, 2019.By Neil Chue Hong, founding Director and Principal Investigator of the Software Sustainability Institute Why do open source research software projects appear to have a low rate of success? Is it because we lack appropriate models for sustaining research software development or is it because the community isn’t seeing the results?
Latest version published on 10 September, 2019.By Catherine Smith, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow, University of Birmingham, and Iain Emsley, University of Sussex On the final day of Carpentry Connect Manchester 2019, we co-led two workshop sessions to bring together some of the conversations already taking place about teaching technical skills relevant to Digital Humanities within the Carpentries framework.
Latest version published on 12 September, 2019.By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute In the weeks running up to the RSE Conference, some colleagues and I will be providing our thoughts on the questions people have submitted for our panel discussion with senior university management about how RSEs are being supported within academia.
Latest version published on 5 September, 2019.By Malvika Sharan, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow I recently gave a lightning talk on the topic “Why being ‘less specialised’ is an important skill for the community managers”. I wanted to give a proper presentation - but to fit the “1-slide-in-2-minutes” rule, I wrote a short friendly letter to all the community managers.
Latest version published on 2 September, 2019.By Malvika Sharan, Community Outreach Coordinator at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg Let me start by saying that I am a positive person (generally speaking!). If you tell me about a disaster, I will try to find something positive in it. Having made that disclaimer, I can now safely say that I am a bit pessimistic too. Therefore, no matter how positive I am about my training and outreach events as a community manager, I am ready to fight the disaster that hasn’t occurred yet.
Latest version published on 29 August, 2019.By Malvika Sharan, Community Outreach Coordinator at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg One of the highlights this year for The Carpentries’ community in Europe was the CarpentryConnect event, which took place from 24 to 27 June 2019 in the vibrant British city of Manchester. Aleks Nenadic, the Training Lead at the Software Sustainability Institute, chaired the organisation team and recently posted a report from this incredible meeting. In this post, I will share some of my personal notes.
Introducing Binder for fully reproducible research at the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science annual meeting
Latest version published on 29 August, 2019.By Andrew Stewart, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow The Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science held their fourth annual meeting in Rotterdam from 7 to 9 July 2019. This is the first time that the Society has met outside the US and the first time that many European-based early career researchers have had the opportunity to attend. As a reflection of the level of interest, registration for the conference reached capacity well in advance of the closing of the early-bird registration rate.
Latest version published on 27 August, 2019.By Catherine Smith, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow As part of my Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship, I was able to attend the Digital Humanities (DH2019) conference which this year was held in Utrecht. This is not a conference I attend regularly as it tends not to focus on the technical side of digital humanities. However, this year there was a workshop which I was particularly interested in attending.
Latest version published on 12 September, 2019.By Jeremy Cohen, EPSRC RSE Fellow, Imperial College London. In the weeks running up to the RSE Conference, myself and some colleagues will be providing our thoughts on the questions people have submitted for our panel discussion with senior university management about how RSEs are being supported within academia. (You can submit more questions and vote on the current questions on Sli.do.) Question: How do you start an RSE group at a university that only has scattered RSEs in different departments?
Latest version published on 14 August, 2019.By Nikoleta Glynatsi, Cardiff University, Software Sustainability Fellow. The International Conference on Social Dilemmas (ICSD) is a cross disciplinary gathering of psychologists, philosophers, computer scientists and mathematicians. It’s focused on topics broadly related to social dilemmas, such as conflicts between narrow self-interest and collective well-being. This year’s ICSD was the 18th instalment of the conference and it took place in Sedona, Arizona from 3 to 7 June 2019.