Research Software Camps

Selina Aragon, SSI Communications Lead, summarises the highlights from our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet.
During our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet we've looked at the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software. 
We’ve been running a Learning to Code mentorship programme as part of our Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet, focussing on the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software. We spoke to four participants in the programme about their experiences of learning to code in a podcast episode hosted by Code for Thought.
Learning to code can be daunting and often it’s hard to know where to start to look for resources. As part of the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet, we’ve collated training resources for researchers that want to learn to code. We’ve focused on resources that can aid researchers work better with spreadsheets or help them move beyond them.
The MATLAB ecosystem supports you at every level of your programming career, even when you've never written a single line of code in your life.
Colin Sauze, Eirini Zormpa, and Patricia Herterich reflect on the organisation of the first ever Coding Confessions panel at the SeptembRSE conference.
Yenn Lee describes her experience of taking part in the Research Software Camp learning to code programme.
Spreadsheets are ubiquitous across academia and industry. Although mistakes can have real world consequences from genomics to austerity, sometimes you just have to laugh at the day-to-day trials and tribulations of trying to get spreadsheets to just. work.
By Amirah Khan. I took part in the ‘learning to code’ programme as part of the ‘Beyond the Spreadsheet’ Research Software Camp. I was mentored by Sadie Bartholomew, a Research Software Engineer who guided me through learning Python. I’ll share my reasons for volunteering, an overview of my project, and my journey throughout the programme. 
As part of the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet we’ve gathered some useful resources below which focus on using spreadsheets effectively in research and how to move beyond these to other tools.
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