This event is part of series:
Thursday and Friday, March 29-30, 8:30am-5:00pm (breakfast and lunch provided on both days)
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for postdocs working in all fields at Stanford University. Software Carpentry workshops are hands-on, two-day events that teach core computational skills needed for researchers to be more productive and make their work more reliable. The Carpentries mission is to provide researchers high-quality, friendly training that allows them to spend less time wrestling with software and more time doing science.
The curriculum will include:
- Automating tasks using the Unix Shell: http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/
- Version control with Git: http://swcarpentry.github.io/git-novice/
- Structured programming with R: http://swcarpentry.github.io/r-novice-inflammation/
While the workshops are intended to be introductory and designed for learners with little to no prior experience with these tools and techniques, it is typically helpful if you have heard of a “for loop” or have heard of the command line/terminal/shell, even if you haven’t had to use these tools. Even those with some experience in these topics usually benefit from attending a workshop, as the goal is not only to teach these skills, but how to manage your work to make it as automated and reproducible as possible.
Please only sign up if you can attend both days in full and every participant is expected to bring their own laptop and load software needed for the workshop onto it prior to the event.