Leibniz MMS Days 2024 - Abstract

Goth, Florian

The Research Software Engineer (RSE) - Who is that? A perspective from within the community

At a community workshop at the RSE23 in Paderborn we talked about teaching RSEs. Among the questions considered were, what are the basic competencies of RSEs? Which institutions are required? Which changes are necessary in the current academic system? After this workshop we started to gather the input from the community and quickly noticed that the scope is bigger than a single short publication, and therefore the TeachingRSE project was born. In this talk I will present our first publication, on the foundational competencies of an RSE. In addition I will detail future steps of the projects and possibilities for contributing.