Join NeSI and the Research Software Engineering (RSE) community at the 2022 NZRSE Conference 12-13 September

NeSI's NZ Research Software Engineering Conference (NZRSE 2022) is running from 12-13 September, gathering researchers, computational scientists, and anyone who writes code, applies software solutions to research problems, or develops applications that enable research. 

Centred around a theme of Sustainability: Communities, Digital Practices and Tools, it's a full programme with two days of presentations, lightning talks, demos, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and networking. 

Banner graphic advertising the NZRSE 2022 conference happening from 12-13 September 2022

Invited speakers

We're pleased to welcome Daniel Katz and Aleksandra Pawlik as keynote speakers for NZRSE 2022.

Photo of Daniel Katz - keynote speaker for NZRSE conference

Daniel S. Katz, Chief Scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
Dan’s interest is in the development and use of advanced cyberinfrastructure to solve challenging problems at multiple scales. He is also interested in policy issues, including citation and credit mechanisms and practices associated with software and data, organisation and community practices for collaboration, and career paths for computing researchers. 

Photo of Aleksandra Pawlik - keynote speaker for NZRSE conference

Aleksandra Pawlik, eResearch Capability Specialist, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research  
For over 10 years Aleksandra has been working with researchers helping them with the computational side of their research, from data management and analysis to improving their programming skills.

Programme streams and highlights 

 View the programme hereWe're excited to host 30+ speakers representing more than 14 different universities, Crown Research Institutes, other research organisations across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. They'll be talking across the following streams:

  • Tips and Tools for RSEs
  • Worfklows
  • Engaging Communities
  • Tools and Applications
  • Data: Management, Visualisation and Manipulation

NeSI team members are among the speakers, sharing insights on a range of tools, technologies, and approaches for RSEs working with or developing code to support research. We've highlighted the NeSI talks below:

Day 1 - September 12

  • What Flexi-HPC could mean for RSEs and DevOps
    12:20 - 12:40 pm
    Jun Huh, Product Manager, Innovation
  • Are workflows the next big thing in scientific computing?
    2:00 - 2:20 pm
    Alexander Pletzer, Research Software Engineer
  • Building High Performance Computing Workflows (feat. Bash, Slurm)
    2:20 - 2:40 pm
    Callum Walley, Application Support Specialist
  • Demo: RStudio Workflow in an HPC Environment
    2:50 - 3:00 pm
    Matt Bixley, Application Support Specialist

Day 2 - September 13

  • Lightning Talk: A look at how NeSI's new processors can lift researchers' productivity
    12:15 - 12:20 pm
    Alexander Pletzer, Research Software Engineer  
  • Show me the data! Large-scale interactive data visualisation with Xarray
    1:50 - 2:10 pm
    Maxime Rio, Data Science Engineer
  • Demo: Offloading work to a remote high performance computer using Globus and funcX
    4:40 - 4:50 pm
    Dr. Chris Scott, Research Software Engineer 


More event information

For more information on the NZRSE Conference, visit the event website.
Registration is open until 11:00 am on 12 September. 


Full week of RSE activities

Following the NZRSE Conference, the inaugural RSE Asia Australia Unconference is happening online over three half-days from 13:00 to 17:00 AEST on 14, 15 and 16 of September. The theme is “Building community”.

As part of the Unconference programme, on 16 September, NeSI Science Engagement Manager Dr Georgina Rae will chair a strategy and policy panel (see flyer below).