Research Software Community meeting – January 2018

26 January 2018

Our second software community meeting was attended by 112 staff and postgraduate researchers.


12:30 Welcome – Simon Hettrick (Software Sustainability Institute / Research Software Group)

12:35 Introducing IRIDIS 5 – Elena Vataga (iSolutions), introduced by Ian Hawke (Computational Modelling Group)

12:50 GitLab – Version control system for researchers  – Chris Yorke (iSolutions)

13:00 Lunch – Pizza supplied

13:15 Lightning talks – Outline the software issues holding back your research, or share a useful piece of code, tool or technique

14:00 Group discussions of software issues affecting research

Attendees to the first software community meeting were asked what special interest groups they’d like to see formed. Breakout sessions were held on the following topics, with the intention of holding more regular, informal meetings:

  • Machine Learning
  • Optimisation and Testing
  • Python
  • Software Design

15:00 Close