SciCompAalto shared a status by coderefinery
CodeRefinery
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Summary from team session where we discussed the install instructions in detail:

As expected, it became a discussion about usability and how to help a broad audience use Git - which these days is *not* pedantically from the command line.

We'll have some follow-up posts where you can help us by giving some thoughts.

2 days ago
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

: Want a simple but through and usable description of university-recommended places to store files? Check out this new page, that is sorted by use cases and is bold enough to recommend (with explanations) a few things for each case:
aalto.fi/en/services/what-file

(this list is general use and not focused on SciComp or HPC work)

February 14, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

@ShravanVasishth If someone is in the EU we can send some. Send a postal address by a message and what/how many you would like. No promises though,band limited offer.

The design is also available for self-printing or other re-use: github.com/AaltoSciComp/aaltos

February 12, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

We recently got more stickers, this time focused on recognizing the whole community at :

- "SciComp Garage" stickers to tell about our daily recurring help session.
- "DO disturb" to recognize those who go above and beyond to help their colleagues - since they are the under-appreciated foundation of our work.

February 12, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

SciComp people: we recently had a "user group meeting" where we described some recent activities and asked for input on the future. If you missed it, you can read the slides here: docs.google.com/presentation/d

February 09, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

@ShravanVasishth Thanks! We teach and most of our courses are available to anyone in the world. We'd be happy for others to join is in the teaching, too.

February 08, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

A few weeks ago, we had a course on shell scripting with a semi-focus on scientists, , and people. Materials (part 2 here): aaltoscicomp.github.io/linux-s

Videos: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZL

February 08, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

On Friday, we'll have a lightweight Research Software talk, where we'll demonstrate extracting a component out of some software, and releasing it as a separate package. This is a quick informal thing, more "discussion-demo" than a talk. Anyone is welcome to join: Online, Friday 10:00 EET, info at scicomp.aalto.fi/tech/

January 22, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

@jcolomb Do you mean `git instance`? And downloading the videos from here?
About downloading: right now they are stored chunked so that it's hard to get a single download (but I can change it so it's not chunked). I had considered asking someone to build a web interface to present the videos.
Aside: I should embed the .srt subtitles into the .mkv files. Not done now due to historical reasons only.

December 08, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

@joeyh Thanks! I've updated the repo+instructions. I'm glad you saw this.

December 08, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

How can you access our videos without YouTube? Via this repository, to distribute raw videos around. One of those places is a publicly accessible object storage, and with a few commands you can download the processed videos. github.com/coderefinery/video-

Problem: yes, git-annex installation is a barrier. This isn't designed as a primary access method but a backup.

December 08, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

2023 is done, and it was probably one of the best instances so far. Videos are on YouTube; stay tuned for follow-up, "how we did videos so quickly", and the way to view them without YouTube.

As always, all materials will stay public and we welcome contributions for next year.
scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

November 10, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

day 3 is tomorrow, 8:50 CET. Almost everyone will find something new here:

- Scripts (break out of your IDE/Jupiter and make your work reusable)
- Library ecosystem (thoughts on reuse)
- Dependencies (make your environment reusable)
-Binder (make your code reusable by anyone in place)

scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

November 08, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

videos are published for day 2. The course ended at 13:00 and by 18:06 all five videos from the 3 hour day are live, which is a new record (both speed and lack of frustration). Videos may not be that useful for someone learning later (we've got reading material for that), but it does allow instant reviewing and catching-up.

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZL

November 08, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

( for Scientific Computing) starts tomorrow and as usual, it's online and , so anyone can watch (9:00 CET). Drop ins are welcome, and Q&A/videos are usually published same-day.

Day 1 (tomorrow) starts with basics to make sure we are all on the same page: , , .

scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

November 06, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

On Friday, @rkdarst gave an internal-but-public talk on "simple deployment of web services" (concepts/examples). The target was people (like Research Software Engineers) who might be benefit from simpler deployment of web services and have access to and support of kubernetes.

If you're at , we can support you in this kind of project!

read: hackmd.io/@AaltoSciComp/kubern
watch: youtu.be/WnkGkCoRGnk

November 05, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Old news by now, but if you want to know the kinds of things we are thinking about for late 2023, you can check out our "development day" blog post from August:

aaltoscicomp.github.io/blog/20

October 30, 2023
SciCompAalto shared a status by rkdarst
Richard Darst
rkdarst@fosstodon.org

Talk by me tomorrow:

We say "email me for data" isn't acceptable for open science. Then is "email me with updates or corrections" ok? Probably not. We talk about how Github can be used, even for small projects and by non-programmers, to synchronize working on projects and what this should mean for . This talk is high-level and aspirational.

Tomorrow 14 EEST; you can still register: aalto.fi/en/events/github-for-

October 11, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

The security vulnerability might affect :s, especially those that make their own environments and process image data (via code or apps). Our blog post discusses what a person might need to know (and if you have corrections or more suggestions, please send them our way)
aaltoscicomp.github.io/blog/20

September 29, 2023
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Since Monday, general Aalto SSH servers require passwords in addition to SSH keys. This isn't our change, but we have extra info and support in case of usability impact of scientific computing. Simplest is to use VPN.
aaltoscicomp.github.io/blog/20

September 28, 2023