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Software Carpentry - University of British Columbia


Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 17:00 PST to Monday, January 18, 2016 - 0:30 PST

Speaker Info:

Alex Razoumov
Visualization Coordinator


Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing.

Compute Canada is partnering with Ecosystem Services, Commercialization Platforms and Entrepreneurship (ECOSCOPE) to host a two-day Software Carpentry workshop at the University of British Columbia. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help each other and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what is taught and why, please see the paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to be a WestGrid user or have any previous knowledge of the tools or skills that will be presented at the workshop.

When: Saturday, January 16 & Sunday, January 17, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (both days)

Where: Room LSC3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, University of British Columbia

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with the software packages LISTED HERE installed prior to the workshop. Participants must also abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: Please email Alex Razoumov - for more information.

The Ecosystem Services, Commercialization Platforms and Entrepreneurship (ECOSCOPE) industrial stream NSERC CREATE training program provides UBC undergraduate and graduate students, and post-docs with the skills needed to translate environmental sequence information derived from studying microbial communities in natural and engineered ecosystems into commercial and entrepreneurial activities. ECOSCOPE increases capacity for highly qualified personnel (HQP) training in microbial ecology and biological engineering, allowing for team internships in start-up environments, and providing professional and entrepreneurial training to augment research skills and empower HQP to commercialize their innovations. For more information, visit the ECOSCOPE website.