Increasing need for coding among astronomers

This Wired article makes me think of @starstryder and helps me understand in retrospect why she and I have chatted so much about programming and tech over the years despite our very different fields. Given the data intensive nature of modern astronomy, this pressure to bring more capabilities from the realm of software development, from big data to machine learning, is hardly surprising. Kind of makes me want to find some volunteer opportunities to help where I can.

Fledgling astronomers still don’t take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices.

Source: For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind | WIRED

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