15-16 September First Conference of Research Software Engineers

Thursday 15th September 2016

Slides from most talks are available on the abstracts page.

Morning: Main Talks

Time Room  
10.00am-10.45am Main Hall Arrival, refreshments and registration
10.45am-11.15am Garratt 1+2 Welcome, and History and Growth of UK-RSE.
Robert Haines and Simon Hettrick, University of Manchester, University of Southampton
11.15am-12.00noon Garratt 1+2 Keynote: Engineering the Future: Research Software Engineering at Microsoft
Matthew Johnson, Leader of Agile Projects Team, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
12.00noon-12.30pm Garratt 1+2 Not everyone can use git: Research Software Engineers’ recommendations for scientist-centred software support (and what researchers think of them).
Caroline Jay, Rawan Sanyour, Robert Haines, University of Manchester
12.30pm-1.00pm Main Hall Conference photo
1.00pm-2.00pm Main Hall Lunch

Afternoon : Workshops (Five parallel sessions. Please choose at registration which of workshops A1-A5, and which of workshops B1-B5 you’d prefer to attend)

2.00pm-3.15pm Workshop A1, Dalton/Joule Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016 - Vectorization Advisor: Understanding vectorization and how it impacts performance.
  Workshop A2, Garratt 2 Using Docker for Research Software development & deployment.
Mark Fernandes, Institute of Food Research
  Workshop A3, Lovell Engineering your Application for Peak Performance with TAU and MVAPICH2.
Sameer Shende, Khaled Hamidouche, and Hari Subramoni, University of Oregon (Sameer), The Ohio State University (Khaled, Hari)
  Workshop A4, Whitworth Simple, high-speed, high-volume data transport of large datasets over the Internet using GridFTP.
Mark Basham, Diamond Light Source
  Workshop A5, Garratt 1 Discussion: Surveying the UK Research Software Landscape.
Andy Turner, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC)
3.15pm-3.45pm Main Hall Refreshments break
3.45pm-5.00pm Workshop B1, Lovell Why Cloud Computing is the RSE’s Best Friend.
Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research
  Workshop B2, Garratt 2 Data Visualization: Truthiness Hurts.
Louise Lever, University of Manchester
  Workshop B3, Dalton/Joule Continuous Integration for research software development.
Alin Marin Elena, Daresbury Laboratory, STFC
  Workshop B4, Whitworth Object orientation in GNU Octave / MATLAB and architectural patterns.
Alberto M Biancardi, University of Sheffield
  Workshop B5, Garratt 1 Discussion: The Role of the Research Software Engineer.

Evening : AGM and Conference Dinner

Time Room  
5.00pm-6.30pm Garratt 1+2 UK-RSE Annual General Meeting.
Any conference attendee or member of UK-RSE is allowed to attend this extra event. For more details, including how to attend via Skype, please click here
7.00pm-9.00pm BlackDog Conference Dinner.
This is included for free with registration. For more information please click here

Click here to see Friday’s programme