By Raniere Silva, Community Officer.
Our fellows have 15 months to work on the activities they propose and, because time flies (it’s already the end of February!) we try, as early as possible, to get the Fellows together to give them the opportunity to learn about the different parts of the Institute (Training, Community, the Research Software Group, Policy, Communications and the Directorate) and present their plans, to get feedback and identify points of collaboration. This in-person meeting also helps them to get a better understanding of how we operate and how to interact with us, leading to better outcomes for their Fellowship and the Institute.
For Fellows Inaugural 2018, we were in the city of Manchester at Kilburn Building, University of Manchester at the beginning of February. We were in the same room, which once hosted the Atlas Computer, one of the world's first supercomputers and considered to be the most powerful computer in 1962. 16 of the 17 new Fellows were in attendance, so it was a nearly full house.
Normally, the Institute Director,…Continue Reading