The HPC Best Practices Webinar Series

Osni A. Marques, David E. Bernholdt, Elaine M. Raybourn, Ashley D. Barker, and Rebecca J. Hartman-Baker

Volume 10, Issue 1 (January 2019), pp. 108–110

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  author={Osni A. Marques and David E. Bernholdt and Elaine M. Raybourn and Ashley D. Barker and Rebecca J. Hartman-Baker},
  title={The HPC Best Practices Webinar Series},
  journal={The Journal of Computational Science Education},
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In this contribution, we discuss our experiences organizing the Best Practices for HPC Software Developers (HPC-BP) webinar series, an effort for the dissemination of software development methodologies, tools and experiences to improve developer productivity and software sustainability. HPC-BP is an outreach component of the IDEAS Productivity Project [4] and has been designed to support the IDEAS mission to work with scientific software development teams to enhance their productivity and the sustainability of their codes. The series, which was launched in 2016, has just presented its 22nd webinar. We summarize and distill our experiences with these webinars, including what we consider to be "best practices" in the execution of both individual webinars and a long-running series like HPC-BP. We also discuss future opportunities and challenges in continuing the series.