DescriptionMany people in research organizations around the world
combine expertise in programming with an intricate
understanding of research. Although this combination of
skills is extremely valuable, these people often lack a
formal career path, particularly in the academic system.
There is no easy way to recognise their contributions,
reward them, or represent their views.
UK (and increasingly in Europe), the term Research
Software Engineer is used to describe this important
role, while the US does not have a single term. This BoF
aims to raise awareness of the role and bring the
community together to address challenges.