Software Carpentry Workshop Jan 9-10

On Jan. 9-10, UCLA is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for the UCLA community. Register now:

The Carpentries are a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they’ve learned to their own work. We are really excited about using the Software Carpentry curriculum here to help our graduate students, staff & faculty become more efficient in their research and work.

This workshop is focused on Software Carpentry lessons. The curriculum will include:

  • Automating tasks with the Unix shell
  • Building programs with Python
  • Version control with Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. For instance, after attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Automate research workflows with the Unix shell
  • Plot data and complete basic programming tasks with Python
  • Use version control in a project

This workshop is free. Here is a registration link, and the workshop webpage for more information. Questions? Send email to Kristian Allen, Deidra Whitmore or Scott Friedman friedman@idre.ucla.eduWe hope to see you at the workshop!
Tim DennisDirector, Data Science CenterUCLA Library
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