Malvika Sharan (EMBL) (HD-HuB)
Toby Hodges (EMBL) (HD-HuB)
19-06-2017 – 20-06-2017
Humboldt University, Berlin
Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. The two-day programme will cover Bash and shell scripting, version control with git and GitHub, and an introduction to programming with Python. Learning goals: This course aims to teach software writing skills and best practices to researchers in biology who wish to analyse data, and to introduce a toolset that can help them in their work. The goal is to enable them to be more productive and to make their science better and more reproducible. Prerequisites: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Unix/Linux, Version control, Python, Beginners, Bioinformatics
Open source tools such as Linux, Python and git (version control)