Purdue to host no-cost Software Carpentry workshop on Oct. 27-28

October 27, 2016  9:00am – October 28, 2016  4:30pm
Envision Center (STEW B001)

Purdue will host a no-cost Software Carpentry workshop on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, for researchers who are interested in expanding their scientific computing skills. The event is open to Purdue faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and anyone else interested in using big data tools in research.

The workshop, sponsored by ITaP, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days in the Envision Center, Stewart Center, Room B001-D, which is located off the tunnel between the Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union. Space is limited to 18 participants 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 scientific 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 Randy Herban, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing, rherban@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: October 19, 2016  4:40pm