Welcome back!

The beginning of the year brings new opportunities and challenges that call for growth and a fresh perspective. We hope you had a refreshing holiday season and are ready to tackle whatever comes your way. May this be your best year yet!

We look forward to learning and growing with you in the community.

Kick-off meetup 

Join our first meeting on 15 February 2023, 15:00 CAT. This is where the RSSE-Africa team will update you on the RSE mapping project and share the year's plans.

Join in and help us set the pace for the year. Click here to see what time it starts in your time zone.
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Be seen. Get mapped!

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the ongoing mapping project a success.

We now have 166 African RSE initiatives mapped. 

Read about the progress of the mapping project here.

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February Spotlight: Keaghan Brown

Bioinformatics MSc student at the University of the Western Cape.


South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape.

“Some of the simplest and most helpful advice I received and had a significant impact on both my personal and academic paths were the words: ‘Be Better’. Simply put we don’t have to strive to be the best individual within a particular field, but we must strive to be a better version of ourselves than what we were the day before.”

Read more about Keaghan Brown here

Community member spotlight 

Every month, we will spotlight one African community member in this newsletter. This is an opportunity to showcase important work and build your online presence.

Each showcase will be shared as an interview — we will share a list of questions about your career, day-to-day work, aspirations, and more.

Nominate yourself or someone to be featured

Nominations for presentations

This year's meetups will intensely focus on showcasing African research software developers and their work to encourage networking and discussion.

We'd like to invite you to do a short informal presentation about your work. Tell us about your projects, the infrastructure you use, the languages you code in, or the challenges and successes you've experienced.

Sign-up to present here

"Without data it’s difficult to validate results.
But without code, we waste the opportunity to advance science."

— Niel Chue Hong, Software Sustainibitly Institute

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