After spending many years studying and then working as a genetics researchers I recently left academia for a Research Software Engineering post at the University of Leicester. I'm a self-taught programmer with the now terrifying job title of 'python specialist'.
Research Software Engineers: Who, What, Why and a Django API
This talk will describe my experience of leaving academic research to become a Research Software Engineer (RSE). As an example of the kind of work RSEs do, I’ll describe a recent project that used Django, a REST API and a mobile app built with Ionic.