UH Software Carpentry Workshop A Success

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On June 22nd and 23rd 2015 the UH ITS Cyberinfrastructure department’s Dr Sean Clevleand, Dr. Ron Merrill and David Schanzenbach teamed up with Dr. Mahdi Belcaid and Neem Serra to offer a Software Carpentry workshop to 43 UH researchers in the ITS Center at UH Manoa.  Software Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This course was aimed at graduate students and researchers in the life sciences field and over the two days covered the following core scientific computing skills:

  • The Unix (Linux/Mac) shell
  • Introduction to programming in Python
  • Tracking changes and sharing work efficiently using Git and GitHub

Those interested in the topics covered can view the schedule and materials here (http://mahdi-b.github.io/2015-06-21-UH-SWC/)

The success and demand for the program by those unable to attend has prompted discussion by UH ITS Cyberinfrastructure to organize another workshop in the Fall of 2015 – so stay tuned and contact us if you are interested (uh-hpc-help@list.hawaii.edu).

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Dr. Belcaid instructing researchers on the Unix shell.

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Neem Serra instructing UH researchers on programming using Python.