ITaP Research Computing to offer Software Carpentry workshop on Oct. 8-9

October 8, 2018  9:00am – October 9, 2018  5:00pm
Rawls Hall, Room 1057

ITaP Research Computing will offer a free Software Carpentry workshop on Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, for researchers who are interested in learning and enhancing 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. It replaces the UNIX 101 and Unix 201 workshops previously offered by ITaP Research Computing.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Rawls Hall, Room 1057. Space is limited so those wishing to attend should register soon. Participants should register through Eventbrite. New material will be covered each day, so participants should attend both days.

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, data management, and task automation. 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.

For more information about this workshop, email Eric Adams, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing, ewa@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: September 14, 2018  9:53am