Our autumnResearch Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet will run for two weeks from 1st to 12th November 2021. We will focus on the uses of spreadsheets in research and the next steps into further use of software in research.
Our events and resources will collate different perspectives, experiences, and best practice of the use of spreadsheets, as well as signpost to existing resources.
We'll be running a parallel social media campaign on the use of spreadsheets in research. Don't miss out! Follow @SoftwareSaved on Twitter and #RSCamps.
Note that we will open registration to sessions separately, so attendees are welcome to attend some or all of them.
All sessions and resources can be accessed freely and they’re aimed at anyone who’s working in research and research software.
Registration is now open for the panel discussion “Do we have the right tools for research?” taking place online on Friday 5th November 2021, from 2 to 3pm GMT. Join our expert panelists in a conversation around the use of spreadsheets in research, spreadsheets as powerful tools to handle data, and what’s available for researchers who wish to move beyond spreadsheets. We will be presenting as many views as possible from using spreadsheets as a powerful tool in research data management to discussing options for moving beyond them.
We're hosting free online live workshops and recorded presentations as part of the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet. All of the workshops and presentations have been prepared and will be delivered by the speakers at the panel discussion "Do we have the right tools for research?" Our workshops include an introduction to OpenRefine, Filament, R, MatLab, and Google Sheets. Our presentations will introduce Microsoft Lambda, Python and the perspective of a researcher who uses spreadsheets.
The Code Review Clinic will run on week 2 (8-12 November 2021) of the Research Software Camp: Beyond the Spreadsheet. There will be one session in the morning and one in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. Our aim is to allow first time/beginner coders to get general but targeted feedback on their code from an expert.
Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday 27 October 2021, or once all slots have been allocated.
Since September 2021, volunteer research software engineers have been mentoring volunteer researchers using spreadsheets to help them learn a language of their choice and explore various ways of working with and moving beyond spreadsheets.
Mentees will write a blog post to report on their projects towards the end of the programme at the beginning of November. These will be published throughout week 1 and week 2 of the Camp. We will also release a podcast episode where we speak with some of our volunteers on week 2. The episode will be kindly hosted on the Code For Thought podcast run by Peter Schmidt.
We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. By taking part in the activities of the Research Software Camp, participants accept to abide by the Software Sustainability Institute's Code of Conduct, and accept the procedures by which any Code of Conduct incidents are resolved. Any form or behaviour to exclude, intimidate, or cause discomfort is a violation of the Code of Conduct.