Software and research: the Institute's Blog

ELIXIR-UK at the SSI Collaborations Workshop 2023

Latest version published on 12 May, 2023.

ELIXIR-UK's Emily Delva recaps their experience at Collaborations Workshop 2023.

Software Development Essentials for Scientists

Latest version published on 12 May, 2023.

At the end of March, members of the University of Manchester Research Software Engineering (RSE) team ran a Carpentries-style training course for researchers in the environmental sciences. The training took place over five days and introduced the researchers to intermediate-level software development skills and practices.

CW23: My First Collaborations Workshop

Latest version published on 11 May, 2023.

Mike Simpson reflects on his experience attending the Collaborations Workshop for the first time.

Collaborations Workshop 2023 live blog

Latest version published on 4 May, 2023.

SSI Fellow James Byrne reflects on and recaps his experience at Collaborations Workshop 2023.

Rescuing Linesman

Latest version published on 26 May, 2023.

Professor Ian Pyle recalls the time he was in the Theoretical Physics Division of AERE Harwell and helped rescue the Linesman/Mediator radar network.

Presenting at RSECon22 and starting an RSE Group in South Africa

Latest version published on 27 April, 2023.

SSI Fellow Kim Martin reflects on her experience discovering RSE, becoming an SSI fellow, presenting at RSECon22, and starting an RSE group in South Africa.

The Alan Turing Institute to sponsor Collaborations Workshop 2023

Latest version published on 24 April, 2023.

We are excited to announce that The Alan Turing Institute are Platinum Sponsors of Collaborations Workshop 2023 (CW23), taking place as a hybrid event from Tuesday 2 May to Thursday 4 May. 

RSE Career Q&A

Latest version published on 20 April, 2023.

In this first RSE Career Q&A, we asked Sam Henderson from the British Geological Survey to tell us more about RSE and what a career in this field entails.

Introducing the new SSI branding

Latest version published on 20 April, 2023.

SSI Communications Officer Denis Barclay reflects on the new branding of the Institute, highlighting the reasons behind the changes and drawing connections between the new and the old.

Experiences running hybrid Carpentries workshops

Latest version published on 17 May, 2023.

Carpentries workshops provide significant benefits to early career employees at STFC. In 2022, the team ran a series of hybrid Software Carpentry workshops across October and November, building on previous experience running in a hybrid format in 2021 and fully online in 2020. This blog post summarises their experiences with organising and running these workshops, including attendee feedback.