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  • Minutes Of Scm 24

    Minutes of Steering Committee Meeting No.24

    2022.02.22

    Attendees

    • [JB] Justin Baker

    • [MS] Manodeep Sinha

    • [NL] Nooriyah Poonawala-Lohani (Chair)

    • [JS] Janet Stacey

    • [RL] Rebecca Lange

    • [RM] Rowland Mosbergen

    • [PM] Paula Martinez

    Apologies

    Discussion

    For the detailed agenda see: GitHub Issue 38

    Approval of Previous Minutes

    Previous minutes unavailable at the time of meeting.

    Planning Activities

    • Welcome Paula to the committee. Looking forward to working together

      • Change meeting time to 8am WA time

      • Quarterly online event - previously discussed planning of webinar series. Never got off the ground with the last committee. Will be somewhat superseded by the RSE conference. But a need for smaller, more frequent events (webinars or local meetups) to grow engagement outside of the annual conference is recognised. ARDC may be able to assist with organisation.

      • RSE Survey - closes end February. An event to present results would need to be in late March/early April ACTION tentative Report on RSE survey results in April. investigate live-stream options with anonymous chat function

      • Direction/Strategy of committee - We need to think about how we operate. Do we want to remain high level contributors with a lot of community engagement for direction through the mechanisms of the conference and mailing list engagement. Or deal with more minutiae. But maybe we build a starting point for the conversation. What does the future look like?

      • Potential RSE Australia conference/eResearch collab - Not discussed

      • Outreachy - Not discussed

      • Metrics for RSE contributions - Not discussed

      • Impact stories - Not discussed

    Actions From Previous Minutes:

    • None

    Any Other Business

    • None

    Actions Carried Forward

    [All]

    • Create a permanent Agenda item for each meeting to discuss strategy. Organise an Action Workshop to define how we will move forward with setting strategy.

    Next Meeting(s)

    • Scheduled: Tues 22 March 2022 2pm AEDT/4pm NZT

    Notes

    These minutes have been drafted under part of the Chatham House Rule. This promotes openness, and inclusion, by not attributing any specific comment to any individual/s. The exception is that participants are necessarily listed as attendees of the Steering Committee meeting.

  • Minutes Of Scm 23

    Minutes of Steering Committee Meeting No.23

    2022.01.25

    Attendees

    • [JB] Justin Baker

    • [MS] Manodeep Sinha

    • [NL] Nooriyah Poonawala-Lohani (Chair)

    • [JS] Janet Stacey

    Apologies

    • [RL] Rebecca Lange

    • [RM] Rowland Mosbergen

    Discussion

    For the detailed agenda see: GitHub Issue 38

    Approval of Previous Minutes

    Previous minutes unavailable at the time of meeting.

    Planning Activities

    • Confirmation of International RSE council rep

      RM has been approved as our representative to the International RSE council. It is recognised that the meetings for that group are scheduled for 1am AEDT. We support utilising any opportunity to contribute in a different way if timezone makes attendance not workable.

      • RSE Survey outcome [MS]

        The survey is still open. Response numbers are low. Recommendation to advertise to improve numbers.

      • Direction/Strategy for the new committee

        This item was parked until the next meeting

      • Social Media guidelines

        Raised that we need some guidelines to direct how messages should be sent to the community and a code of conduct on our social media accounts. There is nothing written down. Agreement that this would be a good idea. This could be added as rules on LinkedIn. All committee members are admins on the LinkedIn account.

      • au-RSE conference ideas

        This item was parked until the next meeting

      • Domain registration

        This process has been completed (rse-aunz.org). Autoforwarding does not appear to work.

      • Email aliases for domain

        Pending completion of the domain registration. The email aliases will not work temporarily.

    Actions From Previous Minutes:

    • None

    Any Other Business

    • eResearch NZ 2022 (9-11 Feb online)

      A talk has been accepted on the RSE KPIs and recent events held (scheduled for Friday 11th 10.50am NZT). All members are invited to contribute to the content. Members reminded of the metrics white paper being worked on ‘Metrics’ white paper

      • Governance Document

        Related to the code of conduct, a draft governance paper has been started

      • Housekeeping

        The meeting invitation for this meeting to be checked to ensure it is recurring for all attendees DONE

    Actions Carried Forward

    [MS]

    • Source minutes of previous meeting from former secretary and circulate. done

    • Readvertise RSE survey to AU contacts

    • Check on Domain registration auto-forwarding error and email aliases

      [NL]

    • Readvertise the RSE Survey to NZ contacts.

    • Create a google slide deck for eResearch talk and share with committee

    • Initiate a google doc based on the code of conduct from the last RSE conference as a start on social media guidelines

    [JS]

    • Check feasibility of attendance at eResearch to support NL talk

      [All]

    Next Meetings

    • Scheduled: Tues 22 February 2022 2pm AEDT/4pm NZT

    • eResearch pre session - 8th Feb 10am AEDT/12pm NZT

    Notes

    These minutes have been drafted under part of the Chatham House Rule. This promotes openness, and inclusion, by not attributing any specific comment to any individual/s. The exception is that participants are necessarily listed as attendees of the Steering Committee meeting.

  • RSE Survey 2021

    Complete the international RSE survey and help us understand the RSE community

  • End of Year Message from the Co-chairs

    Dear RSEs,

    2020 has been quite a year so congratulations for making it to the end! This year has certainly demonstrated that RSE-AUNZ is a strong and resilient community. While everyone probably had some initial jitters, we all settled into our new ways of working and collaborating.

    From the RSE-AUNZ community perspective, we organised a few well-attended events.

    • We started the year with an in-person (different times!) RSE workshop at eResearch NZ 2020 where we had RSE’s discuss their career journeys.

    • We held our first ever fully virtual NZ RSE conference, which was attended by 150 members of the community from Australia and New Zealand.

  • RSE Impact Stories at eResearch Australasia 2020

    In a session called RSE Impact Stories , Justin Baker (CSIRO) chaired a discussion with two experienced RSEs:

  • SORSE Call for Contributions

    A global collaboration has established the International Series of Online Research Software Events, aka SORSE (pronounced ‘sauce’). The goal is to provide an opportunity for RSEs to develop and grow their skills, build new collaborations and engage with RSEs worldwide.

  • RSE-AUNZ Online Events

    RSE-AUNZ, in association with the ARDC is planning to run regular online events on topics of interest to the RSE community.

  • RSE mini-conference at eResearch Australasia

    The RSE Mini-conference on the 21st of October 2019 in Brisbane, Queensland is the first time in Australasia that the Research Software Engineer (RSE) community will bring together its members to share experiences and knowledge at their own conference. This is important as the 2018International RSE Survey conducted among Australian and New Zealand researchers found that the majority of the respondents wanted networking as the top priority of an RSE organisation.

  • Australian results of the 2018 International RSE Survey

    In 2018, the RSE-AUNZ Association participated in an international survey [1] organized by the Software Sustainability Institute in the UK, with questions tailored for AU and NZ contexts [2].

  • Review of the RSE community at C3DIS

    The Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science (C3DIS) 2019 was on from the 6th to the 10th of May. We asked for members of the RSE community to volunteer to help us run a Hacky Hour in the evening of Wednesday the 8th May and to also extend an invitation to the Friday the 10th all day RSE workshop.

  • The First Survey of RSEs in Australia and New Zealand

    We are participating in the international survey for RSEs simultaneously run across Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, UK and USA. The purpose of this survey is to collect information about people who develop research software. This survey gives you the opportunity to express your views about your current job and your career path, and constitutes a first step towards identifying the key characteristics of the RSE community in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Welcome to the RSE Community in Australia and New Zealand

    Hi there and welcome to the RSE Community in Australia and New Zealand.

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