Registrations are open for CarpentryConnect Manchester (from 25th to 27th June at The Studio Manchester). The conference seeks to address the issue of sustainability of scientific software and research through training
, explore good teaching practices, tools and resources in research computing
and run workshops on lesson and curricula development as well as training to upskill the research community on a number of topics.
Everyone at the Software Sustainability Institute would like to wish our friends and colleagues all the best for the holiday season. 2018 has been a successful year for the Institute and we're already looking ahead to 2019.
Read the Institute's 2018 Highlights. With the academic holidays, things will be quiet here at the Institute from 21st December 2018 until the 3rd January 2019. During this time, we will not be responding to enquiries. Our return in the New Year will be accompanied by an announcement of our activities and events in 2019.
We need your help filling in the 2018 RSE survey. You are eligible if you're working with research software. Previous RSE surveys have targeted specific countries. This year's RSE survey welcomes people from all over the world to participate. Please note the survey will close on 3rd December 2018. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete (ca. 80 questions). Please note that this research is not compulsory and even if you decide to participate you can withdraw at any moment.
By Selina Aragon, Communications Lead. 2018 has been a successful year full of activities and events here at the Institute. As the year is coming to an end, we thought we’d gather some of our best stories to share them with our readers. So, here’s what we’ve been up to.
CarpentryConnect Manchester (#ccmcr19) will take place from 25th to 27th June 2019. Following the success of the inaugural CarpentryCon in Dublin earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that the Software Sustainability Institute is organising CarpentryConnect Manchester, in collaboration with Manchester’s Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research and with support from Manchester’s Data Science Institute.
Last September, a training initiative, called Edinburgh Carpentries, based on The Carpentries model was launched at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with other Higher Education and research institutions in the area. Leading this initiative, Giacomo Peru, Institute Project Officer, and Sean McGeever, Computing Manager at the University of Edinburgh, are working towards securing stable institutional support for administration and coordination and to widen community participation, essential for the supply of instructors and helpers at the workshops.
Are you interested in our activities but don’t know how to get involved? We’ve come up with a few suggestions with varying degrees of time commitment. Have a look at our new Get involved page.
Are you excited by open source and open science? Successful applicants will be helping us create open source tools to visualise and analyse complex open biological data in creative and user friendly ways.
InterMine are looking for a Research Software Engineer to join their vibrant team at the University of Cambridge. This is a great opportunity especially for someone who would like to learn Clojure and functional programming.