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Registration closed July 15.

BCC2020 is online, global, and affordable. The meeting and training are now done, and the CoFest is under way.

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference brings together the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) and the Galaxy Community Conference into a single event featuring training, a meeting, and a CollaborationFest. Events run from July 17 through July 25, and is held in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

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Monday, July 20 • 12:40 - 13:00
Software Sustainability Institute Gold Sponsor Talk: Most code is cr#p and that’s okay

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Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on research software, with everyone from scientists to sceptics scrutinising the codes and models used to inform policy and interventions. This has highlighted a gap in expectations of the quality of this software – but what is the reality and what is good enough? What should we strive for as the people using software to power our research?

In this talk, I’ll discuss some of the challenges of developing reusable research software, and why collaboration and openness are the strongest tools to improve the quality of your code.

Sponsorship:
The Software Sustainability Institute has been working for a decade in this area, encouraging and enabling researchers and research software engineers to live up to our slogan of “better software, better research”.  The Software Sustainability Institute is a Gold Level sponsor of BCC2020.


Speakers
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Neil Chue Hong

Director, Software Sustainability Institute & Senior Research Fellow, EPCC, Software Sustainability Institute
Software sustainability, research software engineering, and software metrics.



Monday July 20, 2020 12:40 - 13:00 EDT
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