Purdue to host free Software Carpentry workshop on March 27-28

March 27, 2019  9:00am – March 28, 2019  5:00pm
STEW 202, STEW 313

Purdue will host a free Software Carpentry workshop on Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28, 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. in Stewart Center, Room 202, on March 27 and Stewart Center, Room 313, on March 28. Space is limited so those wishing to attend should register soon. Participants can 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, 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 to 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: March 18, 2019  8:52pm