Purdue to host free Software Carpentry workshop on Aug. 6-7
August 6, 2018 9:00am – August 7, 2018 5:00pm
Purdue will host a free Software Carpentry workshop on Monday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 7, for researchers who are interested in expanding their research computing skills. The event is open to Purdue students and faculty and anyone else interested in using high-performance computing in their research.
The workshop, sponsored by ITaP, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 2121. Space is limited so those wishing to attend should register soon. Participants should register through Eventbrite.
Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them skills for research computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control with Git, data management with Python, and task automation with Unix shell. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. More information, including a schedule for each day of the workshop can be found here.
No prior knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop is necessary. Participants should bring a laptop (not a tablet or Chromebook) with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system that they have administrative privileges on. Participants should also install the specific software packages described here.