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Planning underway for WestGrid training webinars and workshops in 2021

WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria

WestGrid runs training activities year-round and has expanded its online offerings to range from webinars to interactive workshops to multi-day Research Computing Shools. Mark your calendars for the upcoming online training activities we're planning for Winter/Spring 2021. 

Webinars

We're aiming to finalise the dates and details of our Winter/Spring 2021 webinars by early January. Registration for these sessions will open at that time. Join our mailing list to be notified!

Note: WestGrid’s training webinars take place at 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central / 1 pm Eastern / 2 pm Atlantic. 

DATE                      TOPIC SPEAKER                          
January 20 Workflows with Programmable Filter/Source in ParaView Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
February 03 GIS in R - Part 2 - registration coming soon
Click here to view the 'GIS in R - Part 1' materials
Marie-Hélène Burle (WestGrid)
February 17 Topic TBC TBC
March 03 Topic TBC Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
March 17 Parallel Programming in Julia Marie-Hélène Burle and Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
March 31 Topic TBC  
April 14 fastai Marie-Hélène Burle (WestGrid)
April 28 Visualization topic (TBD) Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
May 12 Exploration of tools and approaches for Humanists Megan Meredith-Lobay (UBC)
May 26 Topic TBC  

 

Other workshops

We're pleased to be involved with and/or support the advertising of these other training workshops happening at our Member Institutions. Any sessions without a hyperlink to more information will be finalised in early 2021. Join our mailing list to be notified!

DATE                           EVENT LOCATION - HOST                         
January 14 Tips & tricks on getting programming help online Online - WestGrid / UBC Research Commons
February 1-28 University of Alberta Research Computing Bootcamp Online - University of Alberta
February 11 Topic TBC Online - WestGrid / UBC Research Commons
Feb 22 - Mar 03 NVIDIA GPU Hackathon
Click here for details & registration
Online - NVIDIA / Simon Fraser University
March 11 Extending Julia codes to multiple CPU cores Online - WestGrid / UBC Research Commons
April 08 GIS in R Online - WestGrid / UBC Research Commons
May 13 Topic TBC Online - WestGrid / UBC Research Commons
April - June (TBD) WestGrid Research Computing Modules Online - WestGrid

Past Events

Visit our Training Materials site for archives of past training sessions, including video recordings, exercise sheets, how-to guides, and more. We welcome requests for other training topics and events, and can arrange for customised workshops or programs depending on your teams' needs. Please email training@westgrid.ca.

More Information

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the events listed above, contact training@westgrid.ca.