Most code is cr#p, and that’s okay

Chue Hong, N. (Speaker)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on research software, with everyone from scientists to sceptics scrutinising the codes and models used to inform policy and interventions. This has highlighted a gap in expectations of the quality of this software – but what is the reality and what is good enough? What should we strive for as the people using software to power our research?

The Software Sustainability Institute has been working for a decade in this area, encouraging and enabling researchers and research software engineers to live up to our slogan of “better software, better research”. In this talk, I’ll discuss some of the challenges of developing reusable research software, and why collaboration and openness are the strongest tools to improve the quality of your code.
Period20 Jul 2020
Event titleBioinformatics Community Conference 2020
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational