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Sam Gubbins reflects on taking part in our Research Software Camp's mentorship programme.

The way that the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise is conducted overlooks many of the people who are vital to the success of research.

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Save the date! The autumn Research Software Camp will take place from 7 to 18 November 2022. This edition will explore the topic of mental health in research with a particular focus on research software. 

Our autumn Research Software Camp will take place from 7 to 18 November 2022. This edition will explore the topic of mental health in research with a particular focus on research software. 

The Software Sustainability Institute runs free online Research Software Camps twice a year over the course of two weeks. Each Camp focusses on introducing and exploring a topic around research software, thus starting discussions among various research communities. 

Our Research Software Camp: Next steps in coding ran from 16 - 27 May 2022 with a focus on improving computational and training skills at beginner and intermediate levels. Here we share some of the highlights from the Camp.
​​​​​​​Today is the final day of our Research Software Camp: Next Steps in Coding! Over the last two weeks we've focussed on improving computational and training skills through a variety of live sessions and online resources.
Register your interest in taking part in a troubleshooting session after following the materials for the course on Building Websites With Jekyll and GitHub.
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…
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!
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