SHARCNET/Software Carpentry Workshop on Scientific Computing with Python

Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:00 am - Sunday, September 22, 2013 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
What: The two-day workshop is meant to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like program design, version control, testing, and task automation. In this two-day boot camp, short tutorials will alternate with hands-on practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged both to help one another, and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Attendants are offered online office hours: regular events to get one-on-one help from Software Carpentry instructors, online.
Who: The course is aimed at postgraduate students and other scientists who are familiar with basic programming concepts (like loops, conditionals, arrays, and functions) but need help to translate this knowledge into practical tools to help them work more productively.
Content: The syllabus for this boot camp will include:
  • using the shell to do more in less time
  • using version control to manage and share information
  • basic Python programming
  • how (and how much) to test programs
  • Scientific Python, manipulation of arrays, matrices, and plotting data
Please contact Prof. Abukhdeir for more information about the workshop.
Registration is closed.