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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Tuesday, September 17 • 13:30 - 13:55
#2A1 - Careers and Culture - (Research Software) Engineering is not Research (Software Engineering)

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With over a decade of experience in industry as a software engineer, architect, and manager, I was expecting a move into research software engineering to involve a straightforward application of my experiences and skills to a new domain. In fact I quickly discovered that the contexts and motivations are different enough that even when we adopt the same practices, it's often for very different reasons. Research Software Engineering needs a different set of guiding values and principles from industrial software engineering; Agile software development and Software Craftsmanship do not supply those values.

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Graham Lee

Head Labrarian, Labrary Ltd.
I make it easier and faster to make high-quality software that respects people's privacy and freedom. You can find me in universities or in companies, but that's probably what I'll be doing. Talk to me about continuous delivery, devops, team performance, measuring success, Python... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 13:30 - 13:55
1. Bramall - Elgar Concert Hall Aston Webb Building