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Drop In Help

Warwick's RSE group try to offer regular open sessions for help, tips etc. We usually start with a ten to fifteen minute "Micro-seminar" about a topic of interest - suggest topics by email to rse{@}warwick.ac.uk - followed by time to ask questions and have a chat.

All questions are welcome, and no question is too basic, obvious or dumb! We can discuss most languages and technologies, and if we can't answer right away, we'll arrange to get back to you.

Date/time for the next session is on our calendar or details are posted below a few days prior.

How to Join In

For everybody's convenience, especially in the current state of affairs, we provide these sessions via video-conference plus text-chat. Our introductory talk will stay available on our YouTube channel after the sessions - your questions will not be recorded, although others in the conference can hear/see them. Feel free to join anonymously or pseudonymously and if you'd rather email a question beforehand, send it to rse{@}warwick.ac.uk.

Next Session 3-4pm Wednesday 25th November 2020

Mini seminar - Managing Workflows - Part 2 - Gnu Parallel

Youtube livestream for mini seminar - https://youtu.be/t_v2Otgt87g

Jitsi link for discussion - https://meet.jit.si/WarwickRSE

Browser based Video Conference for questions and discussion - we use Jitsi and the link will be live 30 minutes before we begin. We have good results with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. On mobile devices there is an app available - navigate to meet.jit.si for download links. We have heard of issues with some Firefox and Chromium derivatives (Waterfox, Opera) and with Microsoft Edge.

Previous Mini Seminars

Note: You might need to manually select the video quality for the slides/code to be readable, especially if your internet connection is slow or congested. All streams are available in at least 480p. If you would like a copy of the slides, a transcript, or a downloadable version of the videos, please email rse{@}warwick.ac.uk

22/4/20 - Choosing a programming language - https://youtu.be/O9ikOLw1ozw

29/4/20 - Web scraping and APIs - https://youtu.be/RbVy7lI076A

6/5/20 - Inside the Computer - https://youtu.be/XVdXGGe-YW

13/5/20 - Learning Programming - Dealing with Arrays - https://youtu.be/6eMqT7c5C_k

20/5/20 - Compilers, interpreters, IDEs and Notebooks - https://youtu.be/ELJi3gNsh6g

27/5/20 - Linking Data (part 1) - https://youtu.be/AMLGF7xYwhM

3/6/20 - Linking Data (part 2) - Type/Structs/Classes - https://youtu.be/F6VqrLCMwyY

17/6/20 - Accelerators, coprocessors and not using your CPU - https://youtu.be/LVpLpoRPpJE

24/6/20 - Code Licenses - https://youtu.be/7e2J7N9EGuI

8/7/20 - FortranCon 2020 follow up - https://youtu.be/i48ui_eoreI

15/7/20 - Global variables and their uses - https://youtu.be/T2FkzTk09vg

22/7/20 - The Road to Object Oriented Programming - https://youtu.be/oibjI9kth7c

29/7/20 - Further Along The Road to Object Oriented Programming - https://youtu.be/qZoBM4hQfZ4

5/8/20 - Rules(ish) for Good Programming - https://youtu.be/5I26S2yw4F0

12/8/20 - "I am, therefore I think - Lifetime, references and pointers" - https://youtu.be/O5-Ombm-G9k

19/8/20 -'Is A' vs 'Has A'. Who owns the data? - https://youtu.be/xMWNfhdoDjs

26/8/20 - Design Patterns, An Introduction - https://youtu.be/Sa2bsWXEiEA

9/9/20 - Picking a Good Problem for Practice - https://youtu.be/114SVN_DxGo

23/9/20 - The Other Travelling Salesman Problem - Somebody with something to sell - https://youtu.be/DrC3Hjasgng

7/10/20 - The range of programming languages - https://youtu.be/iY8YWoSXckc

14/10/20 - Don't Panic! What to do when things go wrong. - https://youtu.be/r5wxLx_2B4k

21/10/20 - Antipatterns - Design Patterns' Dark Side. - https://youtu.be/j17QFfxcvWw

28/10/20 - How to see what's actually there - tips for debugging - https://youtu.be/tT4zq74Ns9I

4/11/20 - What did you just say? - intro. to user input verification - https://youtu.be/pin1deV8eYQ

11/11/20 - Getting Started - How to go from a blank editor - https://youtu.be/rm8zeUEIP8k

18/11/20 - Linters - Compiler like checking for interpreted languages - https://youtu.be/CnEWgpv3DR4

25/11/20 - Managing Workflows - Part 1 - Simple tools - https://youtu.be/An6ADi0_Tgc