NERC workshop on intermediate research software skills for atmospheric sciences
Posted by d.barclay
on 20 March 2023 - 11:00am
The University of Manchester and The Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) are piloting a new course on intermediate research software skills for Earth, atmospheric and oceanic sciences at a workshop held at the University of Manchester from 27 to 31 March 2023.
The workshop will consist of instructor-led code-along sessions, individual self-learning sessions aided by helpers, and small-group exercises mimicking real-life collaborative software projects. At the workshop, we will be joined by colleagues from the University of Bradford and Earlham Institute who are looking to deliver the original course for ELIXIR-UK and ELIXIR audiences.
The course is based on the SSI's Intermediate Research Software Skill in Python course from the Carpentries Lesson Incubator. The target audience includes people who write code in a research environment and have gained basic software development skills but find themselves dealing with larger software projects which involve more researchers and stakeholders. Software is becoming more complex and there are more users and an increasing need to add new functionality. They now need more intermediate software engineering techniques and tools to develop manage and release their software for reuse by others, which this course is teaching.