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Last call for papers - deadline 16 August! The Software Sustainability Institute is co-organising a workshop on Software Engineering for HPC-Enabled Research at Supercomputing 2019 in Denver.
The Software Sustainability Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the new mailing list local-uk@lists.carpentries.org under The Carpentries Topicbox. This mailing group is open to the Carpentry community in the UK – trainers, instructors, helpers, workshop coordinators and facilitators and anyone else interested in joining – to discuss training matters round the UK.
Session videos from CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 (CCMcr19) are now available on the Institute’s YouTube channel. In affiliation with The Carpentries, the Software Sustainability Institute organised the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester from 25–27 June 2019. CCMcr19 was hosted at The Studio Manchester on 25 and 26 of June, and in the Kilburn Building at the School of Computer Science (University of Manchester) on 27 June.
The web server hosting the SSI website will be undergoing maintenance between 13:30 and 14:00 BST on Monday 29th July 2019. Please accept our apologies for any unavailability of the website during this time.
As part of the webinar series “Best practices for HPC software developers”, Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead at the Software Sustainability Institute, will be presenting the topic “Software management plans in research software.” The webinar will take place on Wednesday 14 August 2019 at 12:00 pm ET. 
Applications are now open for the SC19 Early Career program. ​​​​​​​The program provides a one-day series of special sessions for early-career researchers, educators, and technical professionals, on Monday November 18 2019 at SC19 in Denver, Colorado. This includes academic, industry, and laboratory postdocs and staff within the first five years of a permanent position. It aims to help participants secure a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced while navigating a successful…
As part of the Sage Ocean Speaker Series Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at the University London, will talk about “Digital support for more creative science journalism”on 16 July 2019 in London.  At this talk, Neil will present and explore the features of the AI-powered tool INJECT, as well as a new project, QUEST (Quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication).
On 13 June 2019, Simon Hettrick, deputy director of the Software Sustainability Institute, presented the work done so far in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to promote, recognise and reward the work of research software engineers. The recording from the webinar is now available on YouTube.
Did you miss Collaborations Workshop 2019 earlier this year? Would you like to hear one of the talks again? All talks at the event were recorded and these are now available on our YouTube channel.
The conference organising committee is delighted to announce that RSEConUK 2019 registrations are now open until the 31st July 2019. RSEConUK 2019 will be held from 17th – 19th September at the University of Birmingham.