Hello all! Much as the immune systems of the nation are filling up with anti-covid-19 antibodies so too is the RSE community filling up with exciting events and opportunities. Like me I’m sure you see the newly revealed roadmap out of lockdown more truly as a roadmap to in-person RSE!
I can’t think of anymore tenuous, topical analogies so without further ado…
March is the final month of SORSE events. As ever there is an impressive array of topics from distributed data analysis frameworks to RSE in archaeology - see https://sorse.github.io for the full list.
Imperial/Sheffield ReproHack, Tuesday 9th March 2021. In collaboration with members of the ReproHack team from Sheffield RSE, the Imperial RS Community is running a “ReproHack” - a reproducibility hackathon. Further details on the event and how to register are available on the Imperial/Sheffield ReproHack event page.
Whether or not you plan to attend the workshop, submit papers for the hackathon now! The hackathon involves participants attempting to reproduce the results of papers. If you are an author on one or more papers where code and data used to generate the results are openly available, why not submit your paper(s) for inclusion in the library of publications available for hackathon participants to choose from.
Why submit your paper? Get valuable feedback from workshop participants on the ease of reproducing the results of your paper. Get helpful hints and tips to assist you in making your future publications more reproducible and accessible to the research community.
Paper submission for the Imperial/Sheffield event is now open, submit your papers via this form: https://forms.gle/YBaDvWsSyDksYXVC6
There is no requirement to submit a paper in order to be able to participate in the ReproHack. The workshop organisers will provide a set of papers from which you can choose one that you would like to work on.
There is just time to catch some events from the Software Sustainability Institute’s Research Software Camp on Research Accessibility. Of particular interest, there will be a workshop session “Boost your research reproducibility with Binder” on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 10:00-16:30 GMT. See the programme page for registration information.
To learn more see https://anvil.works or the recent SORSE talk.
RS Community coffee continues weekly - normally on Friday afternoons at 3pm but check our Slack workspace for exact times and connection details.
The Slack workspace also features an #OpenFOAM channel where regular code review sessions are announced (amongst other CFD-related discussions…)
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This issue of the Research Software Community Newsletter was edited by Christopher Cave-Ayland. All previous newsletters are available in our online archive.