WSSSPE2, the Second Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experience is coming up on Sunday (at the New Orleans Convention Center, rooms 275-277, 8:45 am – 5:30 pm), and we’re looking forward to seeing the WSSSPE community and friends there.

If you are attending SC14 in New Orleans, and you will be there on Sunday, and you are are interested in software for science and how we can make it more sustainable, please come by the WSSSPE2 workshop.

We will have a very interactive agenda, with 2 fascinating keynotes, Kaitlin Thaney, Director of the Mozilla Science Foundation, talking on Designing for Truth, Scale, and Sustainability, and Neil Chue Hong, Director of the Software Sustainability Institute, talking on We are the 92%. We will also have lightning talks from a number of the contributed papers authors.

Most of the rest of the working will be breakout sessions, focusing first on defining sustainability, then on the five community-derived (using the well-sorted process) groups: Exploring Sustainability; Software Development Experiences; Credit & Incentives; Reproducibility & Reuse & Sharing; Code Testing & Code Review, each of which is represented by a set of contributed papers, where we will move from general discussions toward specific actions. By the end of the workshop, we hope to not only have identified such actions, but also to have identified people who are interested in working on each.


See you Sunday,

Dan (on behalf of the WSSSPE2 organizers)