Fellow Detail

Photo of Jannetta Steyn
Name Jannetta Steyn
Affiliation Newcastle University
Research area code (Y0) Combined
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2022
Institutional Website https://rse.ncldata.dev/
Website https://www.jannetta.com
ORCID 0000-0002-0231-9897
GitHub https://github.com/jsteyn
Twitter jannettas
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannetta/
Interests

Software Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computational Neuroscience, Teaching and Learning the Carpentries Way. I'm probably interested in anything that I can write a computer program for - especially if it is in Java! If I can 3D print, add a Raspberry Pi, an Arduino and some extra electronic components to the recipe, I'm close to thinking I'm in heaven.

Short Biography

I am a senior research software engineer at Newcastle University. I spend half my time on a research project and the other half on organising and instructing on Carpentries Workshops.

Born and bred in South Africa, I did my undergraduate degree, a BA with African Languages and Sociology, at the North West University in Potchefstroom. However my interests were in computing and after two years in the military and another two years teaching secondary college, I started working as a self-taught programmer in the financial markets while pursuing a Diploma in Data Metrics with computer science.

I immigrated to the UK working as a full stack developer, first in online gaming and then in traffic control. During this time I also completed a Masters in Computing for Commerce and Industry with the Open University.

In 2009 I decided to go back to university fulltime and completed a Masters in Bioinformatics and Computational Systems Biology followed by a PhD in Computational Neuroscience.

Since then I worked as a Bioinformatician, then a Senior Research Associate before joining Newcastle University’s newly established Research Software Engineering Team in 2019 as a Senior RSE.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Visit to South Africa Friday, 09 September 2022 Monday, 14 November 2022
Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Centre: Launch Event Wednesday, 20 July 2022 Wednesday, 20 July 2022
Carpentries Offline ( Blog post ) Monday, 06 June 2022 Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
https://github.com/carpentriesoffline/CarpentriesOffline.github.io/blob/main/publications_and_conferences/BlogPost-01.md Monday, 25 July 2022