Oxford University

New Biochemistry
Oct 30-31, 2012
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed. (The list will be sent to participants a week before the bootcamp.)

Content: The syllabus for this boot camp is:

Tuesday 30th:

Wednesday 31st:

Contact: Please mail philip.fowler@bioch.ox.ac.uk for more information.

Registration: This boot camp is a closed boot camp for biochemistry researchers at The University of Oxford.