Next steps in coding

Code review is known to be an effective way to improve software quality, foster peer learning and develop common ownership of a research software project. In practice, a code review is nothing else than a conversation between the author of the code and somebody else providing feedback on coding practices, readability or other aspects of code quality. If this sounds straightforward, an effective code review routine can be tricky to establish. Here are five tips for you to get started with code reviews, or get more of them.
In this guide, Heather Turner shares her top tips for how mentors can set up a successful short-term mentoring relationship.
By Mario Antonioletti, Learning to Code Mentorship Programme mentor I volunteered as a mentor as part of the SSI’s Beyond the Spreadsheet Research Software Camps. I was motivated by the fact that I wanted to set up a similar time-limited mentoring scheme for the Community of Edinburgh RSEs where synergies in domain expertise could be coupled with programming skills, or as part of the Edinburgh Carpentries where people would go back to their day jobs after a Carpentries course to try and apply what they have learned to their own projects/data where they may need a little help to get started…
Last Year Paola Corrales and Yanina Bellini Saibene members from the MetaDocencia community offered the workshop From Spreadsheet to R at the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet. Later today (17 May 2022, they're teaching the same workshop but in Spanish (Desde las Hojas de Cálculo a R) at the Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding, for the benefit of Spanish-speaking research communities. In this blog post, they tell us more about MetaDocencia.
Do you have a research software challenge you would like to receive expert advice on? Come and ask an expert at the drop-in software surgery!
Welcome to the Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding! From today until the 27 May 2022, we'll focus on improving computational and training skills and exploring existing resources out there. 
Aleksandra Nenadic, SSI Training Lead, shares resources available to researchers and Research Software Engineers to upskill on various topics around software development, research data management/analysis, software project management, open and reproducible science, teaching and lesson development skills, and more.
The workshop is for anyone who wishes to update their teaching skills.

Register for a free workshop on R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis as part of our upcoming Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding.

Learn a core set of established, intermediate-level software development skills and best practices for working as part of a research team.
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