This is my blog and website. You can find out more about it and me here. My main research interests are climate science and the necessary underpinning software engineering, data science, computer science, and compute and storage architectures. Keep up to date using my feed.
My last few blog items (given my blog is quiet nowadays, there might be more recent talks, see below):
Well I had to expose this series of blog posts before I had them all done because of this:
So far in this series on scientific software, I discussed the notion that it might not be that easy to define quality for scientific code (and left some questions hanging about how we might do that), and introduced some scope questions about what we mean by science code, and did that by producing a big diagram with lots of stuff.
Last time I discussed the idea that the notion of “quality scientific software” wasn’t very helpful, insofar as scientific code quality is a bit like beauty, being “in the eye of the beholder” - but I concluded with a few questions that IMHO are more important than “is it quality?”, being:
All the opprobrium for Neil Ferguson’s epidemiological code has got to me. Enough that I’m going to commit myself to a series of blog posts, after a long silence here … (note that I have not committed to the interval period though!)
My last few signifant talks were:
- When (and how) should a simulation be FAIR?
(at Earthcube - What about Data?, Boulder via Hangout, May 2020)
- Challenges facing the modelling community
(at The UM User's Workshop 2019 - Next Generation Modellin Systems, Exeter, June, 2019)
- Data Systems at Scale
(at ESIWACE2 Kick-Off, Hamburg, March, 2019)
- The end of Climate Modelling as we know it
(at NCAS Seminar, Reading, March, 2019)
More on the talks page!