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CodeRefinery Continues

Johan Hellsvik, PDC

The CodeRefinery project (see ) is a collaboration between Nordic and international partners to provide training to researchers, software engineers and students about best practices relating to research software that is being used within academia.

The project is now well into the first year of the third phase of the collaboration. Over the last two years, CodeRefinery has been pioneering methods for online teaching that make it possible to provide efficient, dynamic, and interactive teaching of computing skills to groups with as many as two hundred or more participants within a single training event. Some of the project’s important activities this autumn have included the two-day CodeRefinery work meeting, which was held onsite in Helsinki in September, and the large online CodeRefinery course (with 262 participants!) that was also held in September. If you missed that, keep a watch on the CodeRefinery events page for the next course in March 2023: .

The Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) contributes funds to CodeRefinery to enable staff working at PDC and UPPMAX to participate in the project. At the start of 2023, SNIC will transition into the National Academic Infrastructure for Supercomputing in Sweden (NAISS), and some recent good news is that NAISS has committed to a corresponding contribution over the rest of the project’s third phase, which goes into 2025. This will help CodeRefinery to continue being able to offer courses from 2023 on!