Mentorship programme

As a long-time programming hobbyist, I have thought that an ability to code well would be quite helpful for my “day job” as an ergonomics/human factors academic – whether in experimental design, data collection and analysis, or the creation of teaching resources. But, while I have tried to learn a few different languages, I have not yet mastered any of them.
Arooj Hussain reflects on taking part in our Learning to Code mentorship programme using Python to scrape, analyse and visualise data.
Monika Gonka reflects on our Learning to Code mentorship programme as part of a Research Software Camp.
Angela Cheng reflects on our Learning to Code mentorship programme
Nathan Innard reflects on our Learning to Code mentorship programme
Konstantinos Drousiotis reflects on taking part in the Learning to Code mentorship programme, gaining skills in Python to analyse qPCR data
Ashley Smith reflects on taking part in our Learning to Code mentorship programme to develop intermediate software engineering skills for the Swarm spacecraft mission.
Sam Gubbins reflects on taking part in our Research Software Camp's mentorship programme.
In this guide, Heather Turner shares her top tips for how mentors can set up a successful short-term mentoring relationship.
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…
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