University of Chicago

April 2-3, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Hacker Within

Where: University of Chicago, Searle-Cl 240, 5735 S Ellis Ave (Main Entrance).

What: Our goal is 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 bootcamp, 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:

Registration: Please use the form below to register your interest. We strongly encourage learners to attend with colleagues, so feel free to create or join a team when you sign up. Ideally we would like teams of 3 to 6 members, and we will give preference to teams including one more knowledgeable member who is interested in organizing further training at their own institution. By registering you are stating that you will attend both days of the boot camp and participate in the online exercises and follow-up sessions in the following weeks. We will notify all applicants as to whether they have a spot no later than March 26.