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Software Carpentry - University of British Columbia Okanagan

Date:

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 17:00 PST to Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 0:30 PST

Speaker Info:

Alex Razoumov
Visualization Coordinator
WestGrid

Description

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. This two-day 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: Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 -- 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (both days)

Where: Room EME 1153, 3333 University Way, University of British Columbia Okanagan

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 - alex.razoumove@westgrid.ca for more information.