What do we know about RSEs?

By Simon Hettrick and Alys Brett

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The RSE community is growing quickly

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...we're distributed, nationally...

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...and internationally

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To represent the community, we need to know more about it

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2016: first survey of UK RSEs

  • 335 responses
  • https://goo.gl/DYUj45

2017: second survey of UK RSEs

  • 253 responses
  • https://goo.gl/t9dGgq

Thanks to Alys for presenting!

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Where are

RSEs from?

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What do

RSEs do?

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How do RSEs

work?

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Demographics

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0.4%

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What can we say

about RSEs?

  1. You work in more than one discipline

  2. You work with a range of languages

  3. You mainly write code for others

  4. You contribute to publications... but aren't always acknowledged

  5. You're likely to train researchers

  6. You're likely to work as the sole software developer

  7. You probably know Python

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There's much more

 

  • We're running surveys in Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and other countries soon
  • We're looking for collaborators who want to help with the analysis
  • Anyone with an interest in studying communities and an ability with Python (i.e. most RSEs!)
     
  • Contact: s.hettrick@software.ac.uk

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What do we know about RSEs?

By Simon Hettrick

What do we know about RSEs?

Presentation at RSE Conference 2017, written by Simon Hettrick and presented by Alys Brett

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