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Software Carpentry Workshop (SWC)

October 3–4, 2017

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Since 1998, Software Carpentry has been teaching researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain. The lessons teach basic lab skills for research computing and lessons are developed collaboratively in GitHub.

This Software Carpentry Workshop (SWC) is hands-on two-day event that covers the core skills needed to be productive in a small research team. Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding.

The aim of Software Carpentry is to teach researchers the fundamental skills that will help them be more productive while producing work of higher quality. We do that by teaching two day workshops, where students learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share work using version control, and how to write software in Python that is readable, reusable, and reliable.  Basic lessons such as “Shell Scripts” and “Debugging” are described below.

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Agenda Details of the course
About the Instructors Todd Gamblin and Mark Miller from LLNL are SWC licensed workshop instructors and will be teaching some of the lessons.   Susan McClatchy will be our experienced, invited SWC instructor.  Susan is a Senior Program Manager, Bioinformatics Education, at the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.
Location Lawrence Livermore Lab Training Center (T1879 near West Gate Badge office)
What to Bring The attendees will bring their own laptops and connect through LLNL guest wireless network.
Fee No cost
Level/Prerequisites Introductory level.
Registration Register through LTRAIN by searching for course EC3499. Problems? Contact Jean Shuler,
Questions? Attendees without Federal Credentials (HSPD-12 badge) will need to be badged