Software Surgery

stethoscope next to laptop
Photo by National Cancer Institute

As part of our Research Software Camp: Next steps in coding we will be running a free Software Surgery which aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for people to get advice on their software challenges. 

Take part in the Software Surgery

Do you have a research software challenge you would like to receive expert advice on? For example how to employ good development practice, or which technology to use for a given situation and how best to use it. Or do you need a discussion to further understand the problem you have and get help to work towards a solution?

Come and ask an expert at the drop-in software surgery! We'll be open on Tuesday 17 -Thursday 19 May, and Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 May, 10-11 am BST.

Join at:  

Passcode: XkcGd4PR 

What to expect

The Software Surgery is based around the operation of a doctor's surgery, with RSEs taking the role of "doctors" and attendees as "patients".

During the surgery the RSE has a focused discussion with the attendee to identify a small number of key challenges they are having with their research software. The RSE provides a rough "diagnosis" of the underlying causes behind the challenge(s) and discusses initial steps to improve the situation e.g. a new practice or technology, and how to apply it.

See our Software Surgery Guidelines for more information on taking part.


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