Software Carpentry Workshops

April 11, 2018

SEAS CF in partnership with the GW Libraries and Academic Innovation is offering four two-day software carpentry workshops this academic year. The fourth, and final, two-day workshop will run April 11-12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days in Gelman 201 (STEMworks). The final workshop will be announced at a later date.

Who is this for?
Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who want to become more productive with lab skills for scientific computing. The workshop is free to any GW-affiliated participant.

What is it?

Two days of hands-on learning on how to:

· automate repetitive tasks (Unix shell)

· track and share your code and writing (git and GitHub)

· use programming language that is especially powerful for data
exploration, visualization, and statistical analysis (R)

Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises in the workshops. Participants are encouraged both to help one another and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system; they also should have admin privileges on this computer. The computer needs to be a “real” laptop—not a Chromebook, tablet, etc.