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This year’s RSECon in Newcastle (6th-8th September 2022) was my first time attending RSECon as an RSE. The reason why I say “as an RSE,” is because way back in 2019, whilst I was still an astronomy PhD student, I managed to convince my supervisor that I should attend RSECon, because, hey, this might be a future career path for me – and it actually became my career path at the end of last year.

This blog post was first posted by the Research Software Alliance and Netherlands eScience Center. On 8 and 9 November, the Research Software Alliance (ReSA) and Netherlands eScience Center organised the International Funders Workshop: The Future of Research Software.
Panagiotis Papageorgiou discusses the journey to and impact of winning the Research and Innovation Award funded by the SSI, at the lastest edition of the Digital Preservation Awards.

News

As part of our Research Software Camp: Supporting Mental Health, SSI Research Associate and accredited mindfulness teacher  Anita Banerji ran a workshop on Befriending Your Inner Critic. The recordings of her talks and mindfulness sessions are now available to watch and listen to.

In this episode, the second on the theme of nuclear fusion, Peter Schmidt meets with Simon Pinches. Simon works at ITER at the test reactor site in Cadarache, near Aix-en-Provence in Southern France.

Events

The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop series brings together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, policy makers, leaders and educators to explore best practices and the future of research software.

"We are in a position to fundamentally reorganise the heart of the software. By doing so, this will enable us to maintain the software into the future and facilitate the process of adding new functionality to the software ... SSI can assist in having software usable by others not just for a few months or a year, but rather for a much longer software lifetime"

- Eric Rexstad, Distance