Back in 2015, a small group of people got together to organize a session in Supercomputing’s “Birds of a Feather” (BoF) track to provide an opportunity for people interested in software for computational science and engineering (and beyond) to get together and share their thoughts, network, and start building a community. The organizing committee has changed over the years, but we’ve been fortunate to be able to offer this BoF every year since then (link below). The BOFs have proven to be an interesting and enjoyable way to find out what’s on the minds of some of the folks in this community.