24-25 June, 2019
9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Instructors: Francis Gacenga, Adam Sparks, Richard Young
Helpers: Anita Frederiks, Michael Lane, Mathieu Clerte, Dag Evensberget, Paul Melloy
Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. 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.
For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".
Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
When: 24-25 June, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that can join wireless networks. They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.
Contact: Please email eResearchServices@usq.edu.au for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|09:00||Introduction to the Unix shell|
|10:45||Automating tasks with the Unix shell|
|13:00||Working with shell scripts and finding things|
|14:45||Programming in R|
|09:00||Programming in R|
|10:45||Programming in R|
|13:00||Programming in R|
|14:45||Programming in R|
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Software Carpentry workshop, you will need to bring your own computer ready to use USQ's Wireless Network. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
Bash is a commonly-used shell that gives you the power to do simple tasks more quickly. We will supply participants access to a VM running Linux.
When you're writing code, it's nice to have a text editor that is optimized for writing code, with features like automatic color-coding of key words. We will use Nano which will be pre-installed in the supplied VM.