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Date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Time: 3pm-4pm GMT
Duration: 45 min session and 15 min Question Answers (Total 1 hour)

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Software practices, skills and training have become an essential part of the toolkit of any researcher who deals with data. In this webinar, we cover how better software skills help you become better at data handling and what support is out there to improve your practice. The webinar is focused on an ECR audience. 

The topics we cover are:

  • How does software relate to data handling skills
  • How can you improve your software and data handling skills
  • What training is available
  • How do you get more proficient
  • What are some good resources to know about

Name of the Speaker: Shoaib Sufi
Designation: Community Lead & Project Portfolio Manager
Affiliation: UK Software Sustainability Institute & University of Manchester

Shoaib leads the UK Software Sustainability Institute’s community engagement activities and strategies. Graduating in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 1997, he has worked in the commercial sector as a systems programmer and then as software developer, metadata architect and eventually a project manager at the Science and Facilities Technologies Council (STFC).

Shoaib has specific interest in building, managing and sustaining high-performance teams, distributed agile project management and the promotion of technical best practice in software products for use in research. He is a project manager by practice and training (holding a PMI PMP), and also serves in this capacity with the eScience Lab at the University of Manchester.

His work at the Institute includes oversight of the Fellowship Programme and the Collaborations Workshop (CW) series.  He leads the Institute’s engagement with the WoSSS initiative and the Communities of Practice engagement programme. He has previously been involved with the Carpentries initiative as an instructor although now focuses more on policy matters and is a keen advocate of collaborative approaches to knowledge formation, such as speed blogging.