Working scientist podcast: Love science, loathe coding? Research software engineers to the rescue

Posted by s.aragon on 23 April 2019 - 9:00am
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In the third episode of the Nature careers podcast series on workplace technologies, Simon Hettrick, Software Sustainability Institute Deputy Director, tells Julie Gould about the role of research software engineers (RSEs). Simon also talks about the history of the research software engineer as a career path, including the birth of RSE groups and the annual RSE Conference, what they do, how their skills can support researchers with limited coding skills, and how you can become one.

Harriet Alexander kicks off the podcast explaining her role as a Software Carpentry instructor, who typically attends these courses, how can they benefit, and what they learn.

Listen to the episode.