Lunch Bytes talks

A monthly series of short talks from the research community on research software, data and infrastructure.

The University has many talks/seminar series centered around research domains but far fewer on the tools and methods that are of value across research domains.

This is a new monthly series of short talks for those in the research community at TUOS who work with/write code, use/manage research data and use/manage research infrastructure. We hope through these talks we will come together as a community to discuss best practices and useful methods/tools.

For those familiar with the RSE seminar series, LunchBytes has replaced it but is different in flavour: each session features several related short talks on a theme (each being ~10 mins) rather than one longer talk.

Notifications about future events

To hear about future events and be notified of Blackboard Collaborate joining instructions sign up to the RSE team’s mailing list (a Google Group to receive the periodic University of Sheffield RSE community newsletter.

Getting involved

You’ll notice that all presenters are from IT Services or the RSE team; in future we hope that people from the research community feel able to:

  • Suggest themes for talks;
  • Request specific LunchBytes talks from others;
  • Offer LunchBytes talks on topics they find interesting.

Please add requests/offers of LunchBytes talks to this JamBoard (using Sticky Notes):

  • For requests: a brief note for why you think this would be useful would be helpful
  • For offers: please note your email address in addition to your talk idea
  • If you want to up-vote a request/offer use the Pen tool to annotate a Sticky Note with +1.


Lunch bytes #2: Notebooks - pros and cons
Start time
7 October 2020 - 12:00-13:00
Google meet
Fedor Gorokhovik, and others, University of Sheffield


Lunch bytes #1: writing safer (Python) code
Start time
9 September 2020 - 12:00-13:00
Blackboard Collaborate
Joe Heffer, David Jones, Will Furnass, University of Sheffield

Contact Us

For queries relating to collaborating with the RSE team on projects:

To contact the RSE team about seminars, training or JADE:

Join our mailing list so as to be notified when we advertise talks and workshops by subscribing to this Google Group.

Queries regarding free research computing support/guidance should be raised via our Code clinic or directed to University central IT support.