Sarah Mount

By Sarah Mount, Research Associate King’s College London and Institute Fellow

In many scientific disciplines, experimental methods are well established. Whether the methods in your field are simulations, lab work, ethnographic studies or some other form of testing, commonly accepted criteria for accepting a hypothesis are passed down through the academic generations, and form part of the culture of every discipline. Why then did the Software Sustainaiblity Institute and the Software Development Team feel the need to run #bench16, a one-day workshop on software benchmarking at King’…

By Sarah Mount, Research Associate King’s College London and Institute Fellow.

The first ever PyCon UK track for Research Software Engineers ended with a bang, when the conference venue was evacuated following the discovery of a one ton World War II bomb at a local building site! However, there was plenty of explosive material at the event, even before the bomb squad arrived.

You might be wondering, why another track for researchers in a Python conference? The answer isn’t simply that Python is popular in science and data analysis. PyCon UK is a community conference, it has…

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