### Managing Research Software Projects # Conclusion
So much universe, and so little time.
--- Terry Pratchett --- # The path ahead | Then | Now | Next | | ---- | ---- | ---- | | Dropbox | Git repository | Branching workflow | | "Just do it" | Slack / mailing list | Martha's Rules | | Interactive analysis | A big pile of scripts | Build tools / CI | | Word / Google Docs | Notebooks | Site builder | | "It doesn't crash" | "Are there any NAs?" | Assertions / unit tests | | "Um, hi?" | README + LICENSE | CONTRIBUTING + CoC | --- # How to start - Remember that: - No one does all of this - Everyone does what they do in their own way - Pick one—and only one - Do that for a quarter, then pick another - Remember that we're here to help - And to sympathize ---
What keeps you going?
- Why do you care about all of this? - What will you in five years be grateful that you today did?