WestGrid Training Events
WestGrid offers in-person and online training sessions on topics such as getting started with WestGrid, programming languages, specialized software, research data management, and data visualization tools. Click the linked buttons above to view upcoming and past events. If you have a training topic you'd like to request, email suggestions to email@example.com.
WestGrid also delivers Visualization Workshops that explore the basics of scientific visualization with hands-on exercises using 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional data sets. If you would like to request a visualization workshop be hosted at your institution, please contact Alex Razoumov.
WestGrid Training Materials
Missed a training session or want to review the materials a second or third time?
You can find archived videos, getting started guides, domain-specific training, and more in the following places:
Our Training Materials portal hosts archived videos, slides, and practical exercises from past online webinars, in-person workshops, and multi-day summer school events. Our goal in sharing this material is to help you build your skills in using WestGrid, Compute Canada and other advanced research computing tools to support your research, no matter what your skill level or discipline may be. The sites is continually updated as we deliver sessions on new topics or revise materials on past topics. Click here for more information.
WestGrid archives recordings of all of its training videos to its YouTube channel. We also use the channel to share training videos by the other regions and Compute Canada, including the 'Getting Started with Compute Canada National Systems' mini-webinar series, which has short tutorials on:
- How to get a Compute Canada account
- How jobs are scheduled to run on Cedar and Graham
- How to access the computing environment
- Common mistakes to avoid
- ...and more!
WestGrid Summer Schools
WestGrid coordinates Research Computing Summer Schools at its member institutions to deliver in-person, hands-on training on a range of introductory and advanced topics. If you would like to have a Research Computing Summer School hosted at your university, contact Alex Razoumov for more information.
Other Research Seminars
WestGrid partners with groups to expand the reach of their research seminars with multi-point videoconferences or online webstreams. Currently, we are supporting the VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series deliver webstreamed seminars to researchers, students, and professionals in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.