Wondering what an RSE is?


Are you wondering what an Research Software Engineer (RSE) is?  When did the term first start being used or if you are one?  Find out more in a brief history of RSEs from Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director of the Software Sustainability Institute.

Covering topics such as a lack of a career path for academic software developers, how to describe the role, raising the profile of the role and founding the community, Simon’s blog post provides an excellent over view of the progress made so far in establishing and growing the community.

Also look out for the name check for Research IT staff Robert Haines and Gillian Sinclair!

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