IT Services offers Free Professional training in secure software development - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course

The Information Security Team (IST), in conjunction with the IT Services Learning Centre, are providing professional training in secure software development based on the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course.  The course will be held at the IT Services’ Banbury Road building and will be a full-time, 5-day course running from 05/02/2018 – 09/02/2018.  The benefits of the course to you and the institution include:

- Demonstrable skills in developing an application security program;

- Reduction in source code vulnerabilities;


Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 23-28, 2018: Applications Due February 9

There’s still time for researchers and practitioners in computer science to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields.

Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS)

The Oxford Women in Computer Science Society (OxWoCS) aims to support and promote women in computer science. The society exists for all women in computer science, be they students, faculty, or staff. OxWoCS runs a number of academic, social, and career events throughout the year, including weekly coffee meetings, talks by distinguished female speakers, and industry sponsored events. The society provides networking opportunities and a support network comprising role models, mentors, and peers. OxWoCS exists to help enhance the quality of life for all members of the department.


ARC courses for programmers

The ARC team will be running courses for those people writing their own codes to use the ARC machines - and indeed other high performance clusters that you may have access to, the material is designed to not be ARC specific.

Two courses cover methods in compiled languages such as C, C++ or Fortran, while the one covers effective use of Python.

The first two courses are aimed at those using C, Fortran or C++, and assume a working knowledge of at least one of those languages. The first of these runs next Tuesday and details are as follows:


Courses in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford

The University of Oxford's Software Engineering Programme offers short courses in a variety of subjects. These courses may be used as credit towards a Masters' degree (MSc) in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford. Applications are welcome from anyone with an appropriate combination of academic achievement and industrial experience; a first degree in a related discipline may be useful, but is by no means necessary.


IEA Software development for scientists L1

Learn best practice programming techniques for engineers and scientists with hands-on learning through practical exercises

If you write routines and scripts to manipulate or display data, the Software Development for Scientists course, delivered by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) will enable you to learn best practice programming techniques to write elegant and reusable code. You may be from any numerate discipline that requires coding, from maths and geography to biology, environmental science or meteorology.

Reproducible Research planning workshops announced

We will be holding our next Data Carpentry workshop, on September 26–27, 2017 in the Department of Anthropology. The workshop will cover Python, spreadsheets, and SQL with a focus on Humanities Data.

The workshop is free and open to students, researchers, and staff of the University. The workshop website will have details, including information on how to register, shortly.

USA – UK Travel Grants for Research Software Engineers

EPSRC have announced a USA-UK Research Software Engineer Travel fund aimed at encouraging collaboration between the UK and USA-based RSE communities.  If your research group produces or uses research software then you can apply! 

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Methodicate tool seeks early users and developers

Methodicate is an intuitive software tool that improves research reproducibility by capturing the entire exploration process, from idea to data analysis to communication of findings, through automated version tracking. Unlike other tools, Methodicate has little-to-no learning curve and is flexible enough to fit your individual workflow. Methodicate is being developed by three full-time Oxford researchers and is supported by the IT Innovation Fund. We are looking for:

Oxford e-Research Centre's Ania Brown to give workshop at RSE17

Ania Brown, Research Software Engineer at the Oxford e-Research Centre, will give a workshop on 'An introduction to GPU optimisation using the NVIDIA visual profiler' at the RSE conference in Manchester on 7-8 September: