San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Research software engineers are the people behind research software. They not only develop the software, they also understand the research that it makes possible.
Software is a fundamental part of research, and research software engineers are fundamental to good software. Despite this, the role is not well understood in the research community, and this is something the Software Sustainability Institute is campaigning to change - starting with a workshop for research software engineers.
The free workshop will bring research software engineers together to discuss their work, to network, and to work on ideas that will bring recognition and reward to their role. It will be held on 11 September 2013 directly after the Digital Research conference.
For more information, visit the workshop webpage.
- 09.00 - 09.30: Arrive and coffee
- 09.30 - 09.40: Introduction- Simon Hettrick
- 09.40 - 10.05: Keynote by Mark Hahnel, founder of Figshare
- 10.05 - 10.30: Keynote by Ian Gent The recomputation manifesto
- 10.30 - 11.00: Introduction to What's New? session
- 11.00 - 11.30: Coffee break
- 11.30 - 12.30: What's New? break outs
- 12.30 - 13.30: Lunch
- 13.30 - 13.45: Introduction to discussion groups
- 13.45 - 14.45: Discussion breakouts
- 14.45 - 15.00: Coffee
- 15.00 - 16.00: Reporting back session
- 16.00 - 16.30: Group discussion: Do we want a research software engineer community?
- 16.30: End
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The Software Sustainability Institute
The Software Sustainability Institute (www.software.ac.uk) is an EPSRC, BBSRC and ESRC funded national facility that cultivates world-class research with software.
We help people build better software, and we work with researchers, developers, funders and infrastructure providers to identify key issues and best practice in research software.