The workshop will explore what contribution software can and should make for academic reputational credit; i.e.
Posted by s.sufi on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
The Institute's Open Call provides the opportunity for UK researchers to gain software development expertise and effort - for free.
The latest round of the Call has just opened, and we invite research projects from any discipline who would like help with the development of their software to make a submission. The deadline for submissions is September 30th 2015.
Posted by s.crouch on Thursday 2 July 2015.
First Call for Participation: 3rd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE3)
September 28-29, 2015, Boulder, CO
(Co-located with 10th Gateway Community Environments (GCE15) Workshop)
Posted by n.chuehong on Thursday 25 June 2015.
Today, researchers in the sciences, humanities and arts, all use code as an everyday part of their work. Often such code is written using the popular Python programming language. Thanks to generous funding from the Software Sustainability Institute, PyCon UK will have a track for scientists and other researchers who want to improve their coding skills, learn from colleagues, and discover new ways in which Python and its community can support their work.
The Science track will run from Saturday 19 - Monday 21 September 2015, in Coventry.
We welcome researchers from all disciplines and at all levels of coding expertise. and offer three days of learning, collaboration and fun! Our conference regularly attracts more than 300 Python programmers from around the UK, Europe and the world. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet other scientists using Python and collaborate with professional programmers. We’re a diverse bunch: our ranks include many different types of programmer, from secondary school teachers and web developers to embedded systems engineers and Python core developers. You won’t find a better place to stimulate your programming skills!
Posted by s.hettrick on Wednesday 24 June 2015.
The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.
Apply now to become an inaugural 2015 Mozilla Fellow for Science. The application call is now open. It will remain open until 14 August 2015 at 11:59PM EDT. More information on how to apply can be found below.
We're looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.
Throughout their fellowship year, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source and data sharing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach forward to their peers.
For more information, visit the Mozilla Science Lab website.
Posted by s.hettrick on Wednesday 24 June 2015.
Greg Wilson from Software Carpentry said:
"We are very pleased to announce the addition of a lesson on automation and Make, which was created by the SSI's Mike Jackson and Steve Crouch. The repository contains everything you need to teach it, and pull requests are very welcome."
If you're interested in teaching (or indeed learning about) Make, please take a look at the lesson.
Posted by s.hettrick on Friday 19 June 2015.
As one of the challenge areas of the RCUK Digital Economy Programme, the IT as a Utility Network+ is celebrating another successful year with a two-day programme of talks, demonstrations and conversations covering some of the key aspects of the digital economy.
In addition to lightning talks and demonstrations from many of our funded projects and other related initiatives, we are very pleased to include the following speakers:
- Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton: from living labs to digital utilities and services
- Philip Godsiff, Surrey Business School: the role of crypto-currencies: money as a utility?
- Tracy Keys, RCUK: a research council’s perspective
- Anisah Osman Britton, The Bakery Accelerator Programme: women in innovation
- David Rew, University Hospital Southampton: the clinical informatics revolution
- Elena Simperl, University of Southampton: open data and social machines
- Amanda Smith, Open Data Institute: Open Data: creating partnerships, changing business, connecting cultures
- Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM: what next for the Internet of Things?
- Paul Watson, Newcastle University: healthcare in the Cloud
- Alana Wood, ustwo: holacracy, time and design agency culture
The conference takes place on the 6-7 July in Southampton at the Solent Conference Centre in the City Centre.
Full details of the programme and registration can be found on the website. Some bursaries are available - contact info [at] itutility [dot] ac [dot] uk for further information before you register.
Posted by s.hettrick on Tuesday 16 June 2015.
Call for Participation: Computational Science & Engineering Software Sustainability and Productivity Challenges (CSESSP)
Posted by n.chuehong on Wednesday 10 June 2015.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today announced the appointment of Howard Covington as the Chair of The Alan Turing Institute.
The Alan Turing Institute will build on the UK's existing academic strengths and help position the country as a world leader in the analysis and application of big data and algorithm research. Its headquarters will be based at the British Library at the centre of London’s Knowledge Quarter.
Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson said "Howard proves an ideal fit as Chair of The Alan Turing Institute. He brings to the table an extensive knowledge of business and finance that will be crucial to lead this exciting, multi-million pound project through its next stages to becoming a world-class centre for data science."
Posted by s.hettrick on Wednesday 3 June 2015.
Next week the Institute will co-run Software and Data Carpentry Instructor training in an online format but lasting full two days, just like the face-to-face training we co-run in Norwich last year. A group of new instructors from Sheffield and Leeds will take part in the training.
Posted by a.pawlik on Monday 1 June 2015.