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NIWA has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Systems Engineer to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand research landscape by working within NeSI.

NeSI is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Antarctic Science Platform.

Thank you to all the speakers and participants who joined us online for the inaugural New Zealand Research Software Engineering (NZRSE) Conference.

Are you interested in helping researchers in New Zealand build foundational coding and data science skills? New spots have opened up to participate in The Carpentries instructor training workshop scheduled for October 14, 15, 21 & 22. The workshop is being delivered online (from 12:30 - 4:30 pm each day) and is free of charge.

The University of Otago is seeking a Senior DevOps & Integration Programmer. This position, employed by the University of Otago, is a NeSI national role whose primary responsibilities are for the design and integration of end-user services for researchers and the wider NeSI team, aimed at enhancing research capability and efficiency. 

The University of Otago is seeking a Researcher Support Specialist to provide front-line incident and service request support to researchers (installing, porting, testing and troubleshooting science codes, machine and service access, job submissions and workflows). Whilst employed by and based at the University of Otago, this would be a national position within NeSI’s distributed team. 

Nearly 200 people are registered to attend NeSI's inaugural NZ Research Software Engineering Conference. The programme kicked off on Wednesday 09 September and features three days of talks, demos, networking sessions, and hands-on workshops. As an inaugural event, it's exciting to see the support and interest from the community so far:

On 01 September, 2020, NeSI kicked off a new 'Researcher Spotlight' webinar series with a panel of four researchers will shared how they navigated the ups and downs of learning high performance computing. The panelists, listed below, talked about how they first got started, what they found most challenging about the learning process, and how learning to use supercomputers changed the way they approach research.

Jupyter has become an increasingly popular software tool for creating and sharing documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text.

Following a NeSI Training webinar on 'Reproducible research workflows with containers', a recap of the session was written by Aleksandra Pawlik (Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research), Ngoni Faya (Genomics Aotearoa), Joseph Guhlin (Genomics Aotearoa), Tom Harrop (University of Otago), Dinindu Senanayake (NeSI), and Megan Guidry (NeSI). A copy of the blog post is shared below. - - - - - - - - -Rapid development of computational bioinformatics tools mean we can more easily push research boundaries. However, it comes at a cost.