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Christopher Woods
EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow, University of Bristol
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Greg Wilson Aug 19
Replying to @gvwilson
"We must require publication of negative results" - "Hiring practices must be more equitable" - "We must reward people for teaching well" - excellent goals. Now get yourself on the committee that makes and enforces the rules for those things or it won't happen.
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Todd Sharp Aug 16
It's easy to add config vars to your Oracle Functions, but what if they're sensitive values like passwords or API keys? In that case, make sure to encrypt! KMS is a good way to encrypt/decrypt - my latest blog post shows how.
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Christopher Woods Aug 15
Very thought-provoking article. Our peace is based on us all keeping faith in the systems that preserve international borders. It feels like the world is sliding into a “new normal” where force is now testing that faith and finding resistance is paper thin
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Christopher Woods Aug 14
Interesting blog from Dropbox on why they’ve moved away from using C++ to write cross-mobile code, to instead write separate native apps. Really insightful. Good lesson on focussing effort on where your business adds value.
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Max Fisher Aug 12
Replying to @Max_Fisher
This blew my mind: YouTube (and Google) divert users who search basic health terms to conspiracy videos that told them to fear vaccines & their doctors Experts and fomer govt officials told us that "Dr. YouTube" is driving MULTIPLE public health crises, including Zika resurgence
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Christopher Woods Aug 14
And don’t worry about forming a perfect sentence before speaking. The goal is to convey understanding. Embrace your mistakes. Also don’t directly translate from English - we overcomplicate our sentences. Speak simply and accept you will speak like a child. You will improve :-)
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Christopher Woods Aug 14
Speaking is the hardest (except for writing, or coding...). Try to speak in the language and use English verbs and nouns when you don’t know the Italian. Get your listener to correct your sentence and then repeat. Good way to widen your vocabulary and build confidence.
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JGI Bristol Aug 13
An exciting opportunity for a software engineer to join our team, the projects aims to develop software for collecting and coding social media interactions to improve our understanding of the development of both good and poor mental health.
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Christopher Woods Aug 9
Replying to @chryswoods
...in academia and eventually lead research teams and supervise the next cohort of researchers. I am thankful I had a good supervisor and was at a uni where I also had an independent academic advisor. Talking helps. You can change supervisors, especially during the first year.
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Christopher Woods Aug 9
Replying to @chryswoods
...from the trees. They help you break projects down into smaller chunks and have more regular moments of success so you can recognise the progress you are making. A good supervisor helps you develop the self-motivation, self-confidence and team-working necessary to move on...
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Christopher Woods Aug 9
Replying to @chryswoods
...goals where success is not entirely under your control (experiments fail). Good supervisors (I was lucky to have one) help you feel successful even when the experiments don’t work (you are not your work). They help you grow into your research independence. To see the wood...
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Christopher Woods Aug 9
This is a great poster about mental health during a PhD. Lots of this applies all the way up the academic career. A PhD is when you first transition from being told what to do with fixed goals/rewards to having to direct yourself (with help from supervisor) with open ended...
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PhD Diaries Aug 8
Why PhD students are stressed: - Perpetual deadlines - Infeasible demands - Supervisors' anxieties are our responsibilities - Supervisors' unpredictable whims - No structured holidays / time off - Powerless, vulnerable, exploited
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RSEConUK Aug 8
We’ve given you 10 great reasons to come to RSEConUK – now is your last chance to register! Closing Monday 12th August 9am (UK time). Don’t miss the biggest event in the RSE calendar!
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RSEConUK Aug 8
Reasons to come to RSEConUK #10: the vibrant city of Birmingham with lots of great attractions - is very close for chocolate lovers & exhibition for music fans!
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Christopher Woods Aug 8
And this is the absolute final deadline. Kept open as we knew people were having trouble registering because for many unis it was end of financial year. But we now cannot wait any longer. Buy a ticket before 9am on Monday or we’re sorry, you will miss out...
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Evan Burness Aug 7
Today we’re excited to announce our HBv2 VMs for HPC. 120 AMD 2nd Gen EPYC cores, 350 GB/s men b/w, 200 Gb InfiniBand, and 4 TF of Compute. Up to 80,000 cores (you read that right 😎) for MPI workloads. More at
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BristolRSE Aug 6
RSEs from Bristol (shown here: Gareth and , not shown: the team on slack) helping out with challenges for the and data study groups
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RSEConUK Aug 6
Reasons to come to RSEConUK #9: great social & networking events, including conference dinner in the Great Hall and pre-conference @ The High Field on 16th . Programme - Book your places when you register!
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SES Aug 5
Do you have questions about the future of Research as a career in academia? Submit your questions for our senior management (inc )
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