Workshops

By Stuart Grieve, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow. In a previous post, I wrote about the process of and rationale for organising a workshop as part of a large international conference. To recap, as part of my Institute Fellowship, I, alongside colleagues ran a workshop in April at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, the largest geoscience conference in Europe with over 16,000 attendees.
By Stuart Grieve, Software Sustainability Institute Fellow Traditionally, geomorphologists have performed analysis of topographic data in an ad-hoc manner using commercially available GIS packages such as ArcGIS. Although many of the tools within these packages are useful for academic research, they are effectively black boxes, due to the closed source nature of the software and are typically controlled through a GUI. Open source variants such as WhiteboxGAT and QGIS, which provide methodological transparency, exist but do not resolve the challenges in documenting and sharing scientific…
The late round of abstract submission to BOSC2019 is open now. BOSC welcomes submissions about all aspects of open source bioinformatics, open science and open data. The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference promotes and facilitates the open source development of bioinformatics tools and open science. BOSC 2019 will be part of ISMB/ECCB in Basel. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 15, at 23:59 UTC-12.
By Malvika Sharan, Community Outreach Coordinator at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg We are excited about meeting you at the first European CarpentryConnect taking place in Manchester from 25 to 27 June 2019. CarpentryConnect events are regional conferences, organised to strengthen local communities by creating opportunities to exchange knowledge and build computational skills.
A two-day workshop on Open and Reproducible Science in Exeter, aimed at Early Career Researchers from STEMM subjects from Exeter or other institutions, will take place on 6th and 7th June 2019 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. 
The British Library, The oftware Sustainability Institute and The Alan Turing Institute are co-organising a workshop on Software Citation on the 13th and 14th May 2019 at the British Library, to raise the profile of the topic, provide information and address current challenges.
The Jupyter Community Workshop on Dashboarding with Jupyter will take place from the 3rd to the 6th June at the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Paris (8, 8bis Rue Charles V, 75004). The workshop will last four days, with hands-on discussions, hacking sessions, and technical presentations. The goal of the event is to foster collaboration and the sharing of knowledge between downstream library authors and contributors, and favour upstream contributions.
By Geraint Palmer, Nikoleta Glynatsi, and Vincent Knight. On the 8th and 9th of January 2019, three Fellows of the Software Sustainability Institute (Vincent Knight (2016), Nikoleta Glynatsi (2017), and Geraint Palmer (2018)) delivered an annual Research Software Development Workshop for PhD students are the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University.
By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield. On the 7th of November, Raniere Silva of the Software Sustainability Institute gave a one day workshop on bash scripting at the University of Sheffield. The Unix shell has tremendous power. This workshop was geared towards researchers that had some experience of working on Unix-like systems, but wanted to build on that to better exploit its full potential. Will Furnass of the University of Sheffield Research Software Engineering group also helped out at this event.

The Oxford e-Research Centre is organising the Digital Practices in the Humanities Workshop (DPHW) on 21st June 2018 from 10am–5pm. The workshop will look into digital toolmaking and its use in the humanities. 

The event is free though registration is required. 

For further information, please visit Digital Practices in the Humanities Wokshop (DPHW).

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