“Sustainable scientific software in Action!”

Held with SciPy2015, July 10, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas, room 106, Austin, TX.


Group discussions and lightning talks on community management and sustainability practices.  WSSSPE2.1 aims to end with concrete takeaways and “one sentence summaries” of participant experiences to fuel further scientific software sustainability.


Breakout groups – and summary statements

  • Code – Education about sustainability best practices should start early; requirements should come from the top, and the support should come from the bottom.
  • Projects – Project management for sustainable software comes down to risk management; you need to justify your investments in terms of short-term and long-term risks.
  • People – Forking is good, but not the first resort.


  • Matthew Turk, University of Illinois
  • Daniel S. Katz, University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory