Software and research: the Institute's Blog

Identifying and overcoming obstacles to adopting code review

Latest version published on 17 August, 2022.

How to overcome hurdles to code reviews.

Mentorship programme: Developing sustainable software for the Swarm mission

Latest version published on 16 August, 2022.

Ashley Smith reflects on taking part in our Learning to Code mentorship programme to develop intermediate software engineering skills for the Swarm spacecraft mission.

How do we assess candidates for RSE jobs?

Latest version published on 12 August, 2022.

The University of Sheffield's RSE team want to make their candidate selection process as open as possible.

Mentorship programme: From science to software

Latest version published on 15 August, 2022.

Sam Gubbins reflects on taking part in our Research Software Camp's mentorship programme.

Would I even fit in? Why and how I applied for an SSI Fellowship

Latest version published on 18 August, 2022.

Jesper Dramsch shares their experience of (successfully) applying for an SSI Fellowship.

SSI Fellows Newsletter: August 2022

Latest version published on 2 August, 2022.

Updates on activities and opportunities taking place within the SSI Fellows' community.

Code for Thought is going Live

Latest version published on 18 August, 2022.

Peter Schmidt reflects on the progress of the Code for Thought podcast and its future development.

Measure Thrice, Cut Once: A quick overview of application migration.

Latest version published on 28 July, 2022.

One issue in software sustainability is when a software application reaches its end-of-life but is deemed too important to retire. The question then arises, particularly with high profile sites, whether to attempt a migration or an upgrade of each site.

Lessons from my SSI fellowship: first half(ish)

Latest version published on 26 July, 2022.

SSI Fellow James Byrne shares his SSI/RSE journey (so far!).

Running Software/Data and Library Carpentries workshops offline

Latest version published on 25 July, 2022.

What happens when you are trying to deliver a Carpentries workshop and you have no Internet access?