By Julio Vega, University of Manchester. As part of my PhD where we are researching if we can use smartphone data to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s Disease, we found out that we had to go “Back to Analogue” as a paper diary was the best tool for patients to self-report their symptoms.

By Geraint Ian Palmer, Cardiff University.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect

This is a story about reproducibility. It’s about the first study I conducted at the Institute, the difficulties I’ve faced in reproducing analysis that was originally conducted in Excel, and it’s testament to the power of a tweet that’s haunted me for three years.

By Thomas Robitaille, Software Sustainability Institute 2017 Fellow

By Neil Geddes

You find yourself stranded on a beautiful desert island. Fortunately, the island is equipped with the basics needed to sustain life: food, water, solar power, a computer and a network connection. Consummate professional that you are, you have brought the three software packages you need to continue your life and research.

by Raniere Silva, Software Sustainability Institute.

When EuroSciPy 2016 was announced, I told to myself that I need to attend it. The first reason was to compare it with SciPy Latin America 2016, whose organisation I helped with last March, and be able to provide suggestions to both events in 2017.

by Vincent Knight, Institute Fellow and Lecturer in Operational Research, School of Mathematics, Cardiff University

From the 25th till the 29th of January the University of Namibia (UNAM) hosted PyCon Namibia. This brought together more than 100 delegates from a variety of backgrounds and countries: USA, UK, Canada, Holland, Brazil, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and of course Namibia were all represented with 63 UNAM students and 30 local DjangoGirls attendees.



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