In a joint effort of a group of research software enthusiasts, the association de-RSE e.V. – Gesellschaft für Forschungssoftware was founded in late November 2018. It seeks to provide a new home to the German community of Research Software Engineers and a first major effort is the organization of the deRSE19 – Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany. We had the pleasure to talk to Carina Haupt and Stephan Druskat about the research software engineer’s profile, the de-RSE association as well as the deRSE19 conference.
Stephan Janosch is Research Software Engineer in Biosciences working for the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. He’s also the spokesman for the German working group of Research Software Engineers (RSEs). At the barcamp he held a session on how to implement fair and software sustainability practices in your institute. He gave us a little background on this task, his work and his session.