Introductory Talk - Workshop for e-Infrastructure trainers

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The introductory talk given by the Software Sustainability Institute's Simon Hettrick at the 2013 Workshop for e-Infrastructure trainers event, which took place at the Hartree Centre, in Cheshire.

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Introductory Talk - Workshop for e-Infrastructure trainers

  1. 1. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk     Workshop  for   e-­‐Infrastructure  trainers       Unless  indicated  otherwise   slides  licensed  under   Simon  He>rick             s.he>rick@so#ware.ac.uk   14  August  2013,  Hartree  Centre,  Daresbury  
  2. 2. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   •  A  na2onal  facility  for  cul2va2ng  world-­‐ class  research  with  so#ware   §  Four  themes:  community,  consultancy,   policy,  training   •  Training  focuses  on  developing  the   so#ware  skills  base   §  So#ware  Carpentry,  guides,  so#ware   surgeries   #eitrainers  
  3. 3. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Why  run  a  workshop?     •  April  2013  presenta2on  at  e-­‐IAUCF  on   provision  of  e-­‐Infrastructure  training   •  Everyone  wants  to  work  together   •  Sharing  best  prac2ce,  discovering  new  resources,  easier   access  to  market,  preven2ng  duplica2on   •  Training  community  is  fragmented   •  Hold  a  workshop  to  bring  trainers  together  and   test  the  viability  of  a  training  community   #eitrainers  
  4. 4. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Providing  the  skills  for   e-­‐Infrastructure  
  5. 5. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Providing  the  skills  for   e-­‐Infrastructure   •  A  collabora2on  between  trainers   §  DCC,  DiRAC,  HPC  Short  Courses,  NAG,  STFC,   So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute.   •  Five  recommenda2ons  for  change   1.  Improving  communica2on  between  trainers   2.  Understanding  the  cost  of  training   3.  Relying  on  trainers  rather  than  volunteers   4.  Working  together  to  publicise  training   5.  Providing  incen2ves  to  produce  and  share  training  materials   •  Circulate  report  in  September  
  6. 6. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   How  the  workshop   works  
  7. 7. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Three  tenets   1.  Everything’s  flexible   2.  Everything’s  online   §  www.bit.ly/eIWorkshop   3.  Email  everything   §  e-­‐infrastructure-­‐trainers-­‐2013@googlegroups.com   #eitrainers  
  8. 8. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   What’s  on     •  Lightning  talks   •  Networking   •  Break  outs  and  repor2ng  back   •  Wrap  up   #eitrainers  
  9. 9. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Break  outs   •  First  couple  of  minutes:  choose  Chair  and   Scribe   •  Discuss!   •  Last  ten  minutes:  write  up  Top  five  points   •  Email  notes  to  group   •  Chair  or  scribe  reports  back  –  5  mins   report,  2  mins  ques2ons   #eitrainers  
  10. 10. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Housekeeping   •  Twi>er:  @So#wareSaved,  #eitrainers   •  Toilets   •  Tours   •  Fire  alarms   •  Wifi   #eitrainers  
  11. 11. So#ware  Sustainability  Ins2tute   www.software.ac.uk   Links   •  Presenta2on  at  e-­‐IAUCF:   h>p://slidesha.re/1dhlR9Z   •  Collabora2ons  Workshop:   so#ware.ac.uk/cw14   •  Providing  skills  report:   s.he>rick@so#ware.ac.uk  

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