The INCF/OCNS Software Working Group


  • Please subscribe to our announcement mailing list at incf-ocns-software-wg AT All announcements related to events, and related to discussions are sent to the list. The discussions themselves remain on GitHub to allow us to organise work using GitHub tickets and so on.
  • We have a chat room on Matrix/Element where we hang out. It is also bridged to a room on Gitter.
  • We use GitHub discussions as our primary discussion channel. Say hello!.
  • We are also reachable at the OCNS category on Neurostars.
  • Both working group chairs are also reachable at the OCNS Webmaster’s e-mail address at webmaster AT

The primary mode of communication for the working group will remain on Neurostars. However, the regular developer sessions will be supplemented with virtual working group meetings to allow our global membership to communicate with each other.

Since the working group is shared by the INCF and OCNS organisations, we request that all members of the working group ensure that they are members of either of these organisations also.


From January 2022, the working group will meet regularly in the second week of each month. To allow members from different time zones to attend, the meeting will be held at both 0800 UTC and 1700 UTC with members attending whichever one slot suits them better. Additionally, the meeting will move through the different days of the working week to allow members with long standing work meetings to attend (see this ticket for a discussion on meeting times). The agenda is collected on GitHub tickets, and we meet on Jitsi. Please feel free to drop in.

The meeting schedule for 2022 is:

2022 Meeting Schedule
Date Time Agenda Notes
Monday, January 10 2022 1700 UTC Link Link
Monday, February 14 2022 0800 UTC Link Link
Monday, March 14 2022 1700 UTC Link Link
Monday, April 11 2022 0800 UTC Link Link
Monday, May 9 2022 0800/1700 UTC Link Link
Tuesday, June 14 2022 0800/1700 UTC Link  
Wednesday, July 06 2022* 0800/1700 UTC    
Thursday, August 11 2022 0800/1700 UTC    
Friday, September 09 2022 0800/1700 UTC    
Monday, October 10 2022 0800/1700 UTC    
Tuesday, November 08 2022 0800/1700 UTC    
Wednesday, December 14 2022 0800/1700 UTC    

* the July 2020 meeting was moved to the first week of July to leave the second week free for attendees to travel to CNS*2022 in Melbourne.