Building communities: CRI Coding Conference 2016

NeSI, in conjunction with Science NZ, recently hosted a two-day event bringing together software developers from Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) around the country – the 2016 CRI Coding Conference. The conference was held at NIWA headquarters in downtown Auckland on August 2nd and 3rd and had representatives from six of the eight CRIs in attendance. Access to digital tools is revolutionising research globally and this is true for researchers within New Zealand’s CRIs. This digital revolution in research exploits the developments of new hardware technologies (and the commonly referred to “Moore’s Law”), yet taking advantage of these changes in hardware…

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