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Programming Skills Sessions

A series of talks and workshops on good programming practise and related topics.

These sessions are open to all members of the university and will focus on non-physics specific programming knowledge and skills.

There's no need to book to attend these sessions, please just turn up.

Upcoming sessions:

This list will be updated as more speakers are confirmed.

Demystifying big data, machine learning and all that

Rob Baxter, EPCC software development group

Session information: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 3:30 pm, Hicks building, lecture theatre 7 (note this is a change of venue).

General good programming practise

David Perez-Suarez, research software developer at UCL

Session information: to be confirmed

For further information please contact Becky Arnold (, PhD student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

These sessions are funded by a fellowship from the Software Sustainability Institute awarded to Becky Arnold.

Previous sessions:

How to structure code efficiently

David Hubber, post-doc researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt Munich

Session information: Wed 02 May 2018, 3:30 pm, Hicks building, lecture theatre 6.

Software Engineering in Practice

Jos Martin, Senior Engineering Manager at MathWorks

Session information: Wed 27 Jun 2018, 3:30 pm, Hicks building, lecture theatre 7.