Better Scientific Software Webinar

The IDEAS Productivity project, in partnership with the DOE Computing Facilities of the ALCF, OLCF, and NERSC and the DOE Exascale Computing Project (ECP) is resuming the webinar series on Best Practices for HPC Software Developers, which we began in 2016.

As part of this series, we will offer one-hour webinars on topics in scientific software development and high-performance computing, approximately once a month. Participation is free and open to the public, but registration will be required for each event.

The next webinar in the series took place on December 6, 2017 and was titled “Better Scientific Software”.

Better Scientific Software (BSSw) is an organization dedicated to improving developer productivity and software sustainability for computational science and engineering (CSE).  This presentation introduced a new website (—a community exchange for scientific software improvement.  We’re creating a clearinghouse to gather, discuss, and disseminate experiences, techniques, tools, and other resources to improve software productivity and sustainability for CSE. Site users can find information on scientific software topics and can propose to curate or create new content based on their own experiences. The backend enables collaborative content development using standard GitHub tools and processes.  We need your contributions to build the BSSw site into a vibrant resource, with content and editorial processes provided by volunteers throughout the international CSE community.