RC will be co-hosting this workshop with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Software Carpentry (SWC) is an organization dedicated to teaching scientists modern software engineering skills that they'll use in their day-to-day work. SWC develops the curriculum for these workshops and provides trained, experienced teachers. It is a great opportunity to learn how to code well in a proven system developed precisely for the research community.
Information on the workshop itself and the materials covered can be found here. There are a limited number of slots available. Don't be discouraged, as we will run this workshop several times throughout the year.
When: All day, Friday-Saturday, November 7-8 2014
What: Task automation with the Unix shell; Essential programming with Python; Version control with Git; Structured data management with SQL
Who: Slots for 40 RC users, taught by two experienced teachers and three helpers.
Cost: $10 registration fee that will cover snacks and beverages on both days.
Where: Phillips Auditorium
Sign-up: Will be first-come, first-served. We will be running this workshop several times throughout the year.