Guest blogpost for Software Sustainability Institute

A blogpost I wrote earlier this month after attending the Carpentries Instructor Training course has just gone live. In it I reflect on the experience of attending a Software Carpentry course as a heavily-pregnant learner, and about how I was able to use my newly-learned skills to ease my return to the lab after maternity leave.

Given the horribly small proportion of women and girls on computer science and audio technology courses I suspect that being pregnant will remain a pretty unusual motivating factor for learning these skills… but I hope the post might encourage one or two others nonetheless!

 

Autumn leaves

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  • A. V. Beeston, “Imagining My Future Self: Using Software Carpentry Skills to Ease the Return to Work,” in Software Sustainability Institute website, Invited blogpost. 27 Sep, 2017.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2017ssi,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Imagining My Future Self: Using Software Carpentry Skills to Ease the Return to Work}},
    booktitle = {{Software Sustainability Institute website}},
    year = {2017},
    address = {Invited blogpost. 27 Sep},
    link = {https://www.software.ac.uk/blog/2017-09-27-imagining-my-future-self-using-software-carpentry-skills-ease-return-work},
    month = sep
    }