Conference Agenda

Keynote: Research software engineers and academia
Thursday, 08/July/2021:
7:15am - 8:15am

Session Chair: Dorothea Hug Peter
Zoom Host: Adrian Maga
Replacement Zoom Host: Nick Spyrison
Virtual location: The Lounge #key_seibold

Session Topics:
R in production

ID: 351 / [Single Presentation of ID 351]: 1
Keynote Talk
Topics: R in production

Keynote: Research software engineers and academia

Heidi Seibold

Johner Institut, Germany

Academia is a strange place. On the one hand it is a hotbed of innovations, on the other hand it is a frustratingly lethargic system. The movement of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) shows this really well as nearly all research relies on research software, yet we are still lacking adequate acknowledgment let alone career paths for RSEs. In this talk I want to discuss the status quo and future of software in research, the role of the R community, and also what it has to do with my personal path.