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Programming with Python (SciProg Event)


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 16:00 PDT to Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 23:30 PDT


As part of its regular events calendar, the SciProg group at Simon Fraser University is hosting a Software Carpentry session on programming with Python.

Session Description:
This workshop is offered through SFU Library's Research Commons and registration is open to SFU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. Python is a popular language for scientific computing, and great for general-purpose programming as well. This 2-day hands-on Software Carpentry workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. You will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what you have learned to your own research problems.

What is SciProg?
SciProg — short for Scientific Programming Study Group — is dedicated to building a community of SFU researchers who perform computational data analysis as part of their academic work. SciProg promotes skill sharing and collaboration by (1) organizing one-hour interactive workshops covering a wide range of software tools, (2) providing Q&A sessions for peer-to-peer assistance and collaboration, and (3) bringing researchers together at social events like Hacky Hours. All are welcome to this study group, regardless of scientific research area, affiliation or training level. For more details, visit