Programming Café

Do you want to improve your programming skills, ask questions related to programming, or meet other researchers? Pick up your laptop and come to the Programming Café!

During this informal meet-up, we will share knowledge about programming through short presentations and also help each other with challenges in working with code and data.


The Programming Café is a ‘relaunch’ of the popular R Café community event that used to take place before the coronavirus outbreak. We are happy to broaden the event to include programming languages other than R.


Each Programming Café will have a special theme. The theme is a short presentation or demonstration of (maximum) half an hour. The presentations will be given by attendees of the Café. We are always looking for people who want to present something. Please send an email to Neha Moopen if you want to give a presentation.

Who Can Attend

Everyone is welcome at the Programming Café. We expect most attendees will be R or Python users, but users of other programming languages and software are invited as well. You can be of any skill level and at any stage in working with your code and data.

You can bring your programming problems to work on or discuss with the attendees. Even if you do not have an issue, you’re welcome at the Café - just to work on your code or try out the exercises that have been prepared for you.

More information

The Programming Café will take place on a monthly basis, and it will last about two hours (usually towards the end of the workday). Registration is not required. To stay up to date on the planning and themes, please keep an eye on the website of Research Data Management Support and the agenda on the intranet. Or subscribe to the newsletter to stay informed.

Walk-in hours for research data and software

For hands-on support on all questions related to research data and/or software, we also have the Walk-In Hours for Data & Software which takes place every Monday from 15:00-17:00.