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The Software Sustainability Institute's Software Credit Workshop took place this Monday 19 October 2015 at the Natural History Museum in London. 

We had over 50 attendees and representation from funders, publishers, platforms, Institutes and research based organisations.

To catch up with what happened please check out our compilation of the best tweets from the events.

This year's Collaboration Workshop took place between March 26th and 28th at the Oxford e-Research Centre, was a great success. Its theme was software and reproducible research, and ended with a special Hackday where competing teams coded against the clock to create the best software.

Our sponsors this year were Microsoft, GitHub and the Oxford e-Research Centre itself, and we would in particular like to thank Kenji Takeda, Arfon Smith and the OeRC staff for all their help, not to mention all our attendees!

Naturally, lots of tweeting relating to the Workshop (and its…

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.

Back in August, I wrote a slightly cynical post in which I pondered the use of Twitter for publicising news from a research project. My plan was to find out more about the dark arts of Twitter and report back. At the time, the Institute had just under 200 followers. Three months later, we have 600 followers, way more re-tweets and significantly more hits on our website. How did this magic happen?

First of all, thanks to Suzanne Smith from the University of Southampton, Nick Pearce from Durham University and Martin Hawksey from JISC, and…

By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director.

There’s no questioning the success of Twitter. When you wake to John Humphrys telling you about the Today programme’s hashtag, you have to admit that social media is embedded in everyday life. There is an aspect of Twitter that fascinates me: the expert aspect. Can you be an expert in Twitter and, if you can, what does that mean? I haven’t been able to find an answer, so I decided to go back to my physicist roots and conduct an experiment.

My job is to let people know what’s going on here at the Software Sustainability Institute…

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