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PEARC20’s theme is “Catch the Wave.” This year’s theme embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of all the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. We look forward to this year’s PEARC20 virtual meeting, where we can share scientific discovery and craft the future infrastructure.

The conference will be held in Pacific Time (PT) and the times listed below are in Pacific Time.

The connection information for all PEARC20 workshops, tutorials, plenaries, track presentations, BOFs, Posters, Visualization Showcase, and other affiliated events, are in the PEARC20 virtual conference platform, Brella. If you have issues joining Brella, please email pearcinfo@googlegroups.com.
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Friday, July 31 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Research Software Engineers Community Workshop

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Research software engineers (RSEs) have existed for decades, but the development of common job titles and career paths, the creation of professional networks to connect RSEs, and the emergence of RSE groups at universities have gained momentum in the past few years. This workshop will build on that momentum and bring RSEs together to 1) grow the RSE community by establishing and strengthening professional networks of current RSEs and RSE leaders, and 2) generate materials that promote and support current and future RSEs. In support of growing and strengthening the network of RSEs, the workshop will include presentations from RSEs about their work and their groups, and about the development of the RSE community. The workshop will also bring RSEs together in small groups for discussions and to create draft materials to share with the community. Workshop participants will be asked to propose and prioritize topics for breakout group work, but possible topics include: - Writing profiles of career paths of RSEs - Documenting RSE-approved best practices, techniques, and technologies - Developing a plan for outreach to RSEs around the country - Creating an outline of an RSE skills training workshop - Reviewing and editing RSE job description/career progression models - Setting up, funding, sustaining, and managing RSE groups - Writing profiles of RSE projects and their impact - RSE project management - Document RSE in academia versus industry Each breakout group will produce a draft blog post, charter for a working group, or other document. Groups will assign a member to be responsible for finishing and publishing the materials after the workshop or coordinating follow-up meetings for extended work. Materials that are created can be hosted and publicized on multiple forums including the US-RSE website (us-rse.org).

Friday July 31, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT