Software skills

The University of Edinburgh is running a series of online workshops in software and data skills as part of the Scottish Funding Council’s programme for Data Skills Workforce Development. These courses are intended to help members of the Scottish Workforce to upskill or reskill in several digital data competency areas.
Our spring Research Software Camp: Next steps in coding focused on improving computational and training skills and exploring existing resources out there. The Camp was held from 16th to 27th May 2022. 

Are you thinking of attending a foundational research software course? Have you recently attended one but don’t know where to go from there? Are you an intermediate research software developer and would like to further develop your skills or train others?

The new Carpentry-style training course in Intermediate Research Software Development skills has now been released into the Carpentries Incubator - an open repository for sharing community-developed lessons. The course is ready for wider reuse and feedback.

By Mike Jackson, Software Architect, Andrew Turner ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Support Team Leader, and Clair Barrass, ARCHER training administrator.

In 2013, the DiRAC consortium rolled out the DiRAC driving licence, a software skills aptitude test for researchers wanting to use DiRAC's high performance computing resources.

Now, ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputing Service, is to roll out an ARCHER driving test. Despite their similar names, these tests differ in nature, intent, scale and reward. In this post we compare and contrast these two…

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