Monthly Archives: October 2014

Review of A Hack Day: Coding Comes to the U.K. National Astronomy Meeting (NAM)

Hack Days have become very popular in the past few years. If you want to know what happens at one and what value they offer, read this excellent post by Robert Simpson on the Hack Day at the U.K. National Astronomy … Continue reading

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How Should Astronomy Pay For Software?

So asked Frossie Enonomou at ADASS XXIV in Calgary, October 2014.  She gave her view of the answer to this question. It’s not of course about paying for software, but about paying people to write software.  Generally speaking, it’s not … Continue reading

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From The Front Lines of ADASS 2014 – Visualization

Visualization technology is undergoing a transformation these days, and the October 7 morning session was devoted to advances in visualization. Here I will give a synopsis of some of the talks. Chris Beaumont described Glue as a “Hackable User Interface,” … Continue reading

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Valuing Software and Other Research Outputs – Talk by Dan Katz.

This is the title of a paper presented by Dan Katz at the Altmetrics Conference in London. Dan is the Program Director, NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, and one of the founders of the Working Towards Sustainable Software for Science: Practice … Continue reading

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