A selection of free online talks and workshops, part of the Research Software Camp: FAIR software, are now open for registration. All talks and workshops are aimed at a beginner level and no previous knowledge or experience is required. 
The next Byte-sized RSE session, covering repository README files, will take place on Tuesday 6th June 2023, 13:00-14:30 BST/GMT+1.

The programme for the next Research Software Camp (RSC), which will be held from 19th to 30th June 2023, has now been released and can be accessed here. The RSC will focus on FAIR software and include a panel discussion, basic skills workshops and a mentorship programme. 

Cloud-SPAN will host a free two-hour online workshop which provides an introduction to R for complete beginners on Tuesday 20th June between 2-4 pm.

In this episode of Code For Thought, Peter Schmidt meets with Saranjeet Kaur and Jyoti Boghal to discuss how RSE communities are built and their experience setting up the RSE Asia network.

In this ByteSized RSE episode of Code For Thought Peter Schmidt speaks with Raniere Silva from Gesis at the Leibniz Institute in Germany. The topic is GIT, where it comes from, the reasons behind its name, and the great features it comes with. In particular, they focus on how to deal with and avoid merge conflicts, branching patterns and features such as stash and cherrypick. 

The SSI is delighted to announce that we are silver sponsors of BOSC 2023, the 24th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference. This year's edition will take place July 24-25 as part of ISMB/ECCB 2023 in Lyon, France and online.

The Carpentries are carrying out an Instructor Notes Drive, which started Monday 8 May and will run through to the end of next week, Friday 19 May.

Here our Training Lead, Aleksandra Nenadic has rounded up our training updates and upcoming events. If you’d like to see an upcoming workshop or an important training-related update included here, get in touch!

In this latest episode of Code For Thought Peter Schmidt meets with Graham Lee at the RSE conference in Newcastle, UK. Graham, who is investigating research software engineering for his PhD, was presenting his work at the conference in the form of an "inverted" talk (i.e. driven by the audience). After his presentation they talked about his thesis and questions such as: is RSE actually a distinct role/discipline and what the future might hold.