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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.

"It adds development time, doing things right, but it's worth it. Our code is miles away from where it was. [The work has] really made a profound change to the way we do coding, even down to the way I write lines of code. We now understand the complexity involved in making things run smoothly – it's really been a very good learning experience"

- Prashant Valluri, TPLS