I am a Research Software Engineer and Data Engineering specialist. I started coding since I was in high school but I only started doing this seriously as part of my PhD.

This is a place for me to document things I have learned, projects I am working and share my views on a combination of topics. You are likely to see a posts on community building, open source, coding (polyglot), data science-y things and other topics I find interesting.

Since my PhD I have been a bit obsessed with all the things related to data analysis and visualization. However, I have never set a formal path to document the things I learn and the things I struggle with. I started this blog last year (2017) and due to multiple commitments I have failed to post as much as I’d like to, but I have now new learning objectives, projects and goals. So I will be blogging much more this year!

What I am doing now?

I tend to keep myself busy so you will find that I tend to get involved in multiple projects at the same time and you will surely see me tweeting about events, conferences, and other projects I get involved in.

At the moment I am working as a Research Software engineer at the University of Sheffield and work mainly on the Open DreamKit project. I am also a certified trainer and instructor for the carpentries (formerly Software and data carpentry). In addition to that I am the lesson maintainer for the Python ecology lesson for Data Carpentry.

In addition to that I participated in Mozilla Open Leaders with a project to increase the fair representation in Computer Science courses (Code Foundation), and now I am back mentoring projects!!!!

Some other hats I wear are: NASA DataNaut, public speaker, Python course lead for CodeFirstGirls, RSE UK committee member, JuliaCon diversity chair, RForwards committee member, member of the Diversity and Equality committee at the University of Sheffield, and one of the most exciting things: I am a Software Sustainability Fellow.

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