11am - 2:45pm

Wednesday 9 May 2018

What is research software engineering?

A research software engineer (RSE) combines expertise in programming with an intricate understanding of research.


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  • Simon Hettrick
  • Mike Croucher
  • Evren Imre


In line with the emerging understanding of software as a research infrastructure, there has been a growing recognition of the RSE role: an enabling actor that collaborates with researchers to create maintainable, extensible and reusable software; makes it a tool for communicating the generated knowledge; and facilitates reproducible research.

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If this describes you, who you want to be, who you want to have around, or you are just intrigued, please send an email to Evren Imre to register for the event.


11am - 1145am

A Brief History of Research Software Engineers

Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute, Co-Director of the Southampton Research Software Group.

11:45am - 11:55amCoffee break
11:55am - 12:40pm

How can RSE Change Your University for the Better?

Mike Croucher, Director of

Research Computing at the University of Leeds, EPSRC Research Software Engineering Fellow.

12:40pm - 1:45pmLunch
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Vignettes from my Adventures in Research Software Development

Evren Imre, Research Fellow at CVSSP.

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Here be Dragons

Christian Kroos, Research Software Developer at CVSSP.


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