HSF Weekly Meeting #148, 18 October, 2018
Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Andrea Valassi, Pere Mato,
Daniel Elvira, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Serhan Mete, David Lange, Ed Moyse,
Heather Gray, Ian Collier, James Amundsen, Michel Jouvin, Tommaso
News, general matters
- “US Research Software Sustainability Institute
(URSSI) conceptualization project, looking
for your opinions about needs in the US research software
community”. 10-15 minute
Dan Katz confirmed this is mainly for the US community.
- We made the first official
to ‘save the date’ (18-22 March 2019).
- Please forward to your experiments/communities.
- First ideas of topics we need to cover are in a Google
- Comments and suggestions welcome - please check we did not miss
- Next organising meeting probably next week.
- We should get at least a stub agenda up soon and plan to open
- Topics also announced at the GDB yesterday.
New Working Groups
- Mandate was put on the HSF
- Call for convenors was renewed, until 29 October.
- Several new nominations received; this is the up-to-date
- If there is a need to choose between the nominations, HSF
Coordination will be asked to do so.
- Stubs for new working groups added to the website.
Generators Software Computing Workshop
- Indico agenda.
- Timetable has been filled in with a lot more detail on the
presentations and confirmed speakers.
- 33 people registered.
- Planning a hackathon event on Wednesday 28th, exact topics to be
decided with input from a short survey.
- Comments about licensing?
- It’s important, but not the “critical” item.
- TBD, so a topic for the next organisers meeting.
- Still hoping to meet with FastJet authors in the week of the
- ATLAS, CMS input.
- Input from OpenLab about companies like IBM not agreeing to run
at their facilities a code which is GPL.
- Graeme, Davide and James met to discuss ATLAS follow-up after last
week’s training focused discussions.
- Definite interest in holding a ‘StarterKit’ like event in
advance of the next ATLAS induction week/software tutorial at
- Core skills of interest: Git, Shell, Python, C++.
- Following up with Sudhir and Pete for FIRST-HEP collaboration.
- Please comment on David’s training
- Due to a sparse agenda and various clashes, next
meeting will be 7
- Would like to organise a meeting in November on monitoring tools.
- Continuing to make contact with neutrino community.
- See Software Forum topic for next meeting!
- Website update in the pipeline (Eduardo) to give a better overview
- Eduardo and Andy McNab following up on DOIs for some of the
General Matters and Roadmap
- CSBS review
- Michel had the first look at the changes needed and created a
- Comments initially appear to be minor, but actually many of
them will require some significant work.
- References for statements where we know that they will
be very hard to get.
- Suggestion to re-discuss with the CSBS editors as the paper
is hard to review in the standard way.
- As this is a community paper it’s really impossible to
re-iterate with the whole community regarding
- Perhaps we propose to publish a lightly modified version
or not at all?
- Proposal - we should make a response/rebuttal of the reviewers
comments by the end of the month. Categorise:
- Easy to fix and doable.
- Hard to fix but doable.
- Not fixable.
- Have a meeting of the HSF Ed Board by end of the month.
- HSF Logo in vector format - reminder of action on Benedikt.
- http://hepsoftware.org/ was fixed,
thanks to Torre (GitHub
- Website was restructured a bit to add the new working group stubs.
- Graeme suggests we now split “activities” and “working groups”
to avoid having too long a menu in the drop down.
- Absorb “Get involved!” link into the “About” dropdown to avoid
the navigation bar from getting too wide.
- Will be developed as a PR for comment.
- (Turns out that absolute internal site links make website
previews hard, but not obvious how to fix that.)
- Next week Graeme is away, so need a volunteer to chair the meeting.
- At the GDB yesterday there was a good
about Dune software and computing by Ken Herner.