University of Wisconsin - Madison

Union South "Fifth Quarter" room
April 29-30, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Instructors: Matt Gidden, Steve Mcgough, Aronne Merrelli, Paul Wilson

What: Our goal is to help anyone using computing in their research to become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like program design, version control, testing, and task automation. In this two-day boot camp, 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. There will be online follow-up sessions for 6 to 8 weeks extending the material from the boot camp.

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty who have basic familiarity with programming concepts (like loops, conditionals, arrays, and functions), but need help translating this knowledge into practical tools to help them work more productively.

Content: The syllabus for this boot camp will include:

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed. Please visit the boot camp web page for installation instructions. Note: we'll be relying on the Union South wireless network.

Contact: Please mail for more information.