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WestGrid announces webinars and training workshops for Winter / Spring 2020

WestGrid Research Computing Winter School University of Victoria

WestGrid runs training activities year-round, ranging from online webinars to in-person workshops and summer schools. Mark your calendars for the upcoming training activities we've confirmed for 2020 so far, and join our mailing list for updates as new training sessions are added to our program.

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. Please email suggestions to


WestGrid’s training webinars take place on select Wednesdays at 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central. Click the linked titles below for more information and to register online. Videoconference connection instructions are emailed to all registrants.

DATE                      TOPIC SPEAKER                          
January 15 Photorealistic rendering with ParaView and OSPRay Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
February 05 Using Singularity for containerization on Compute Canada: Beyond the basics Grigory Shamov (University of Manitoba / WestGrid)
February 19 Fun tools to simplify your life in the command line Marie-Hélène Burle (WestGrid)
March 04 High performance research computing with Julia Marie-Hélène Burle (WestGrid)
March 18 Working with data files and external C libraries in Chapel Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
April 01 Scientific graphing with GNUPlot Dmitri Rozmanov (University of Calgary / WestGrid)
April 15 Building software on Compute Canada clusters using EasyBuild Ali Kerrache (University of Manitoba / WestGrid)
April 29 Web-based 3D scientific visualization Alex Razoumov (WestGrid)
May 13 Machine learning in Julia with Flux Marie-Hélène Burle (WestGrid)
May 27 Mining Twitter data for research: Part 2
John Simpson (Compute Canada)

In-person workshops

DATE                           EVENT LOCATION                         
Jan 27 - Feb 07 Research Computing Winter Bootcamps University of Alberta
March 02, 03, 05 & 06 Research Computing Workshops  
Introduction to scientific computing with Linux, high performance computing, parallel programming, and scientific visualization
Simon Fraser University
March 03 & 04  Hands-on introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) University of Saskatchewan
April or May Research Computing Spring Bootcamps (details TBC) University of Alberta
May or June  Research Computing Summer School (details TBC) University of Manitoba
May or June  Research Computing Summer School (details TBC) University of British Columbia
June 07 3D visualization for the Humanities @ DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) University of Victoria
June 08-12 Fundamentals of programming for Human(s,ists) @ DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) University of Victoria