Dec 2021 Community Call


US-RSE community on December 9th, 2021 at 12ET/11CT/10MT/9PT.

The main topic of discussion, for the final community call of 2021, will be

Conducting constructive code reviews

Code review is an essential component of software engineering. Code reviews at their best improve code quality, facilitate sharing of knowledge, and build team cohesion. Code reviews at their worst are demoralizing and stressful, and may even cause people to stop contributing to a project. In this community call, we will share our experiences with conducting and receiving code reviews, and discuss strategies on how to ensure that code reviews are healthy and constructive.

David Nicholson will give a very quick introduction
and talk about related activities in the Research Code Review Community. Then we will have two lightning talks:

  • Jeff Carver will give a crash course on constructive code reviews, sharing key takeaways from tutorials he has developed.
  • Pat Schloss will talk about code clubs that his group developed to achieve many of the same goals as code review.

Then we will split into breakout rooms, where we hope to hear from the community about their current experiences with code review.

Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it.


US-RSE welcome

  1. US-RSE updates
  2. Other news
  3. Conducting constructive code reviews discussion and breakouts.

Registration details

Information on how to register for the Zoom meeting will be sent via email and posted in the #general and #communitycalls channels on Slack.