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N8 CIR Meet-ups 2020

In June 2019 N8 CIR held the first of its RSE Meet-ups. Around 30 people from across the N8 Research Partnership attended the event benefitting from informative talks and networking opportunities.

For 2020 this event is naturally moving online and will comprise a series of events each Thursday between 14 May and 18 June. The sessions are expected to be one hour each between 3-4pm

You can book on to as many or as few sessions as you like.

Women in HPC Application

Thursday 14 May, 3-4pm
N8 CIR is developing an application to become a Women in HPC 'Chapter', with the aim of helping to create a welcoming and inclusive environment to work in. The session, led by Kirsty Pringle of the University of Leeds, will include an introduction to work done so far followed by an informal discussion of to gather ideas and identify issues.

Find out more here: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-1/

Introducing Bede

Thursday 21 May, 3-4pm
Following a successful EPSRC application, the N8 CIR will soon host a new national Tier-2 HPC service, called Bede. In this talk Alan Real of Durahm University will introduce the system's novel GPU-based architecture. Paul Richmond from the UNiversity of Sheffield will then speak about some of his work around GPU-acceleration and its benefits to computational research.

Find out more here: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-2/


N8 CIR Meet-Ups – N8 CIR RSE Highlights

Thursday 28 May, 3-4pm
A set of four short talks from research software engineers working within the N8 Research Partnership. Full details of the speakers are yet to be confirmed.

Full details will be published here closer to the event: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-3/

N8 CIR Meet-Ups – RSE Career Progression

Thursday 4 June, 3-4pm
In this session Mark Turner (University of Newcastle) will explain some of the work done with Human Resources departments to set roles and responsibilities for each job grade from new RSEs to group leaders. There will also be feedback from senior RSEs who have sat on interview panels.

Find out more here: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-4/

N8 CIR Meet-Ups – N8 CIR RSE Highlights

Thursday 11 June, 3-4pm
A set of four short talks from research software engineers working within the N8 Research Partnership. Full details of the speakers are yet to be confirmed. Full details will be published here closer to the event: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-5/

N8 CIR Meet-Ups – RSE Speed Blogging

Thursday 18 June, 3-4pm
Speed blogging events are fun, interactive and engaging sessions. Participants work in small groups to document ideas, opinions and challenges. It is a great way to get to know other RSEs, share ideas and have a chance to get a voice. This session will be led by Kirsty Pringle from the University of Leeds with additional support from Alison Clarke and Marion Weinzierl, both from Durham University.

Register here: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/n8-cir-meet-ups-6/

Last Year's Event

If you would like to know more about last year's event you can visit the resource page here: https://n8cir.org.uk/events/event-resource/n8-cir-rse-meet-resources/ It includes copies of the speakers' slides, links to their presentations as well as slides from some of the lightning talks.

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