Programming Café

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

During this informal meet-up, which is a ‘relaunch’ of the popular R Café, we will meet-up with fellow programmers from all skill levels, faculties and programming languages. As a community we will share knowledge about programming through short presentations, work on programming projects, and help each other with challenges in working with code and data. 

What to expect

During the Programming Café, you can work on your own project and share knowledge in a community setting. You can also bring your programming questions, bugs, and problems to resolve or discuss with members of RDM Support and researchers attending the café.  

Furthermore, each Programming Café will have a special theme. This is typically a short presentation or demonstration of (maximum) half an hour. We are always looking for suggestions on themes and people who want to present something. Don’t hesitate to send an email to if you want to provide a suggestion or give a presentation! 

Who can attend

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

Planned dates

The Programming Café is scheduled for 2 hours every month on the following dates: 


For registration and practical information, please visit the agenda item for the specific date. Registrations are not mandatory, but we appreciate them in order to arrange refreshments and snacks. For the same reason, it would be helpful to deregister in case you can no longer attend.

More information and contact 

To stay up to date on the planning and themes of the Programming Café, keep an eye on the Programming Café website and the UU/UMCU Programming Community on Microsoft Teams.

Can't make it to the Programming Café? You can also come by our weekly Walk-In Hours for all your questions about research data and software, or contact us via