Anyone tried to explain research software to a teenager?

Posted by s.hettrick on 10 July 2014 - 2:00pm

Some people have it easy when it comes to explaining what they do for a living to their kids: just ask a plumber or a vet. Alas this is not the case for many of us in the research software community, or for Scott Henwood, a lead software architect at the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE).

After being challenged by his teenagers to explain his work, Scott put together an Introduction to Research Software Platforms video, which draws parallels between a well-known software service, Flickr, and the work of researchers. We think that it’s more than just teenagers who could benefit from seeing this video!

View the video on YouTube.