Recap: Encouraging and Enabling Mutual Ownership in a RSE Community of Practice

Posted on November 21, 2022

The explosion of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) in the United States created the opportunity to form communities of practice (CoP), groups that share a passion for an activity and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly, specifically to benefit their local organization or region. CoPs, however, only succeed insofar as their members feel heard, included, and valued.

Announcing the US-RSE Local and Regional Working Group

Posted on August 4, 2022

The US-RSE Association has grown to become a major resource for RSEs and people in RSE-like roles. A primary area of support is in organizing meetings including monthly community calls and working groups. Because of the distributed nature of the research software engineering community across the United States, exaggerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote work, most US-RSE activities now take place online. However, co-location and face-to-face meetings have certain advantages for local community building and fostering social connections.