'Research in the Cloud' Software Carpentry Event near London this Summer! (2015)

I’m very excited to announce that for the past month I have been working on the arrangements for a cloud-oriented software carpentry event, and we are now ready to start recruiting for participants! The event, which is going to be held at the SAP offices in Feltham (near London Heathrow) July 15-17, is being organized as a dissemination activity for the European FP7 HARNESS project. At this event we will extend the standard software carpentry curriculum of task automation, modular programming, and version control, with additional modules on cloud computing, including deployment, configuration, and management of virtual machines. End-user-ready cloud computing software projects supported by the project will be covered, particularly the ConPaaS runtime environment and the XtreemFS distributed filesystem. Participants will also learn about programming Dataflow engines from Maxeler and how to access the public EGI Federated Cloud infrastructure for research. There will be a keynote on the HARNESS project and how it is helping to bring the power of heterogeneous accelerators to the cloud.

In addition to the project partners, there will be representatives from EGI and the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) present to teach some of the modules and provide additional support.

Participation is free, but only 40 places are available, so sign up now!

Details, including a link to the Eventbrite signup page, are available at the event website: https://harnesscloud.github.io/2015-07-15-feltham/

Mark Stillwell
Site Reliability Engineer

Computer Scientist and Site Reliability Engineer, living in London