Shoaib Sufi

The Software Sustainability Institute is looking to recruit a researcher who is trained in and experienced in social research methods and who is interested in expanding their professional repertoire to help support computational training. 
In December the SSI released the first version of our Event Organisation Guide in which we collated different experiences in running events. In this post, we talk about our five top tips, based on the guide, to organise and run a successful small event or workshop.
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How can we better recognise the value of software (by thinking about impact from the start and resisting ‘secret’ software)? Should funders be the default option for software support (depends on the circumstances), and what other options exist (several)? Should all research software be maintained (probably not)?
The Software Sustainability Institute Event Organisation Guide (SSI-EOG) brings together years of experience of the SSI in organising events. In this guide, you will find different stages of the event organisation process from idea through feasibility, sign off, running your event project and closing down. The work covers in person workshop organisation, giving hints and tips on varied subjects such as venue, catering, budget, agenda, publicity and much more. 
The report is now available from the Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 (WOSSS19).
By Ben Krikler (editor), Shoaib Sufi, Radovan Bast and Jo Leng
By Rachael Ainsworth, Neil Chue Hong and Shoaib Sufi 
By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute, and Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead, Software Sustainability Institute. As part of the third phase of The Software Sustainability Institute, the team at the University of Manchester is searching for one new full-time staff member to join our "Better Software Better Research" campaign in the capacity of Research Software Community Officer or Research Software Community Manager. Although the role is described in the job advert, this blog provides additional context.
By Patrick J.C. Aerts and Shoaib Sufi. The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 (WOSSS19) will take place from the 24th to the 26th April 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. WOSSS19 is a follow-up workshop from WOSSS17 and will focus on all aspects around keeping software running: from how to revive important legacy to preventing new legacy issues through education and guidelines.
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