[CODATA-international] Register now: Webinar on Better Software, Better Data Handling

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Fri Oct 23 12:46:55 EDT 2020

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Time: 3pm-4pm GMT
Duration: 45 min session and 15 min Question Answers (Total 1 hour)

Registration Link:

Software practices, skills and training have become an essential part of
the toolkit of any researcher who deals with data. In this webinar, we
cover how better software skills help you become better at data handling
and what support is out there to improve your practice. The webinar is
focused on an ECR audience.

The topics we cover are:

   - How does software relate to data handling skills
   - How can you improve your software and data handling skills
   - What training is available
   - How do you get more proficient
   - What are some good resources to know about

<https://codata.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Shoaib-Sufi.png>Name of the
Speaker: Shoaib Sufi
Designation: Community Lead & Project Portfolio Manager
Affiliation: UK Software Sustainability Institute & University of Manchester

Shoaib leads the UK Software Sustainability Institute’s
<https://www.software.ac.uk/> community engagement activities and
strategies. Graduating in Computer Science from the University of
Manchester in 1997, he has worked in the commercial sector as a systems
programmer and then as software developer, metadata architect and
eventually a project manager at the Science and Facilities Technologies
Council (STFC).

Shoaib has specific interest in building, managing and sustaining
high-performance teams, distributed agile project management and the
promotion of technical best practice in software products for use in
research. He is a project manager by practice and training (holding a PMI
PMP), and also serves in this capacity with the eScience Lab
<http://www.esciencelab.org.uk/> at the University of Manchester.

His work at the Institute includes oversight of the Fellowship Programme
<https://www.software.ac.uk/programmes-and-events/fellowship-programme> and
the Collaborations Workshop (CW) series
He leads the Institute’s engagement with the WoSSS
<https://wosss.org/> initiative
and the Communities of Practice engagement programme. He has previously
been involved with the Carpentries initiative as an instructor although now
focuses more on policy matters and is a keen advocate of collaborative
approaches to knowledge formation, such as speed blogging




*TWO WEEKS TO GO! Deadline for Posters and Lightning Talks is 31Oct: *Register
for International Virtual FAIR Convergence Symposium 2020, 30 Nov-4 Dec
 | Call for posters and lightning talks

*UN Data Forum Session 'Multi-Stakeholder Data Bridges - making data work
for cross-domain grand challenges’:* Pre-Recorded Session
<https://vimeo.com/465263347> in UN Data Forum Attendify
 | Recording of Live Discussion Session <https://vimeo.com/469702557>

*Units of Measure for Humans and Machines: *Position Paper and Manifesto
of the DRUM (Digital Representation of Units of Measure) Task
Group https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081656
<https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081656> and First Briefing Meeting

*August 2020 publications*
<https://codata.org/august-2020-publications-in-the-data-science-journal/> in
the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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