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WestGrid Fall 2019 webinars: Sessions on visualization, Python libraries, bioinformatics pipelines & more

WestGrid's Fall webinar series is back, offering online tutorials on a variety of topics in advanced research computing (ARC), from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. University faculty, grad students, and staff from all disciplines are invited to attend these sessions!

Click on the 'More Information' links for individual session details or visit our WestGrid Training Materials site for archives from last year. 

If you have any questions, or would like to make a suggestion for a training topic to be covered, please contact us.

  • Batch visualization on Compute Canada clusters
    Wednesday, September 18 

    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT 
    Batch visualization allows you to automate tasks, write and publish your visualization as a reproducible workflow, and perform large-scale visualizations via regular jobs on cluster compute nodes. In this webinar we will review some of the serial batch visualization workflows you can run on Compute Canada HPC clusters.
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  • Working with the Python DASK library
    Wednesday, October 16  
    10:00 - 11:00 am PDT
    Tips for using Python’s DASK library for data analytics and general programming.
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  • File access control approaches and best practices
    Wednesday, October 30
    10:00 am - 11:00 pm PDT
    Tips and best practice suggestions for managing file access control. 
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  • Building a bioinformatics QC pipeline 
    Wednesday, November 16

    10:00 - 11:00 am PST
    How to use a bioinformatics QC pipeline to manage sequencing experiment datasets.
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  • Tips & tools for mining Twitter data for research 
    Wednesday, November 27
    10:00 - 11:00 am PST
    Step-by-step tutorial for using Twitter’s API interface to mine data.
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  • Geospatial analysis with high performance computing (HPC)
    Wednesday, December 11
    10:00 - 11:00 am PST
    Basic tools & approaches used for geospatial data analysis on HPC clusters.
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