SEA Conference

2024 Improving Scientific Software Conference

Date and Time: 
April 15-18, 2024
NSF NCAR Center Green Campus (Boulder, Colorado) and Virtual

See the conference slide decks  and watch each day with the links below!

Watch Day 1 Talks 
Watch Day 2 Tutorials 
Watch Day 3 Talks 
Watch Day 4 Talks 


The 2024 Improving Scientific Software Conference will be held April 15-18, 2024 in Boulder, Colorado. We will also offer a virtual registration option for those interested in remote attendance.

This year’s conference will focus on the modernization of scientific software and what that means to our community now and in the years to come. We will touch on the challenges and opportunities of modernizing software code, workflows, development, and more.

  • Modernizing scientific code in large and small projects

    • Porting codes to new architectures (e.g., accelerators, Arm CPUs…)
    • Utilizing machine learning
  • Modernizing software development practices
    • Adopting continuous integration and/or development in existing projects
    • Using code review during development
  • Building communities around scientific software
    • Democratizing software development
  • Improving scientific workflows
    • Incorporating containers into science workflows


We are also planning to adopt Jupyter Notebooks as paper proceedings for those interested in submitting. Notebooks seamlessly combine descriptions of work and process, supporting graphics, and relevant code into a self-contained and (optimally) rerunnable package.

Who is this conference geared toward?

The conference is for staff and students at research institutions, universities, and industry who are interested in learning and discussing the latest developments and practices in scientific software. Those working in the geosciences will likely find it more relevant. However, anyone who finds the agenda beneficial to them is welcome to attend even if they do not fit the category previously stated.


The agenda is available now! 

Abstracts and bios are available.


Registration Rates
In-Person Registration
Register by Registration type Price (general) Price (student)
March 29 Regular Rate $250 $150
Virtual Registration
Register by Registration type Price
April 12 Virtual $50 $50


NSF NCAR Center Green Campus and Virtual

NSF NCAR Center Green Campus
3080 Center Green Drive
Boulder, CO 80301

Logistics including location information, parking, and more.  


Book your group rate for UCAR improving Scientific Software (135 USD/night).
Rates available: Sunday, April 14, 2024 - Saturday, April 20, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, March 15, 2024

Code of Conduct

UCAR and NSF NCAR are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants in any conference, workshop, field project or project hosted or managed by UCAR, no matter what role they play or their background. This includes respectful treatment of everyone regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, body size, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, level of experience, political affiliation, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, as well as any other characteristic protected under state or federal law.
All participants are required to abide by this Code of Conduct.

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