Hi everyone! I’d like to start an infrastructure/software/tools special interest group (SIG). We can find ourselves a name later, but this is the general idea.
Computational neuroscience cannot exist without the tools that we all rely on. So, this SIG will focus on these. We’ll find and discuss tools, we will learn how to use them, we will test and review them, we will file bugs to inform the developers of issues, and finally we will try to learn how they work and try to get involved in their development—to ensure that these tools that we rely on remain in good shape by having communities looking after them.
While we do all of this, we will improve our knowledge of transferable skills: anything involved in modern software development (which are not limited to only writing tools, but are extremely important/useful when developing models using these tools).
So if this sounds interesting to you, please give a short introduction of yourself—what you do, what your interests are; and follow that up with what you’d like to see the SIG do.