Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers become more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for computing like program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This four half-day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools; participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Registration will open on Wednesday, May 6, at 5pm, and will be available from this page (just above). Initially, a password will be required for registration, and only intended attendees will be provided with the password via targeted advertising.
Instructors: Karl Broman, Steve Goldstein, Alex Hanna, Christina Koch, Lauren Michael
Helpers: Myra Marx-Ferree, Jenna Nobles, Andy Pohl, Sarah Stevens
Who: The course is aimed at UW-Madison graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty who have basic familiarity with programming concepts (like loops, conditionals, arrays, and functions), but need help translating this knowledge into practical tools to help them work more productively.
Requirements: Participants must be affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and should plan to be present for ALL days/sessions of the workshop. A laptop with a few specific packages installed will be needed for the days of the workshop (See "Setup", below). It is strongly recommended that participants already be familiar with basic programming concepts like loops, conditionals, arrays, etc.
Contact: Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please follow the link to our Schedule page, which will also be used to direct you to each lesson during the workshop.
Please follow the link to our Setup page, and complete the instructions prior to the workshop.