By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield. On the 28th of November, Yo Yehudi of the Software Sustainability Institute and the University of Cambridge gave a half day workshop for researchers on how to contribute to open source software at the University of Sheffield.
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.
By Becky Arnold, Software Sustainability Institute fellow. As time progresses data is getting big. This presents many scientific opportunities as well as many technical difficulties. On the 12th of September Rob Baxter of EPCC came to University of Sheffield and gave the talk “Demystifying big data, machine learning and all that” about tactics to handle this shift and advice on how to avoid pitfalls.
By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield. From the 3rd to the 7th of September the Wonders of Star Formation conference took place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh.
By Becky Arnold, University of Sheffield.
Jos Martin, senior engineering manager at MathWorks, gave a talk on software engineering in practice on the 27th of June at the University of Sheffield.