University of Oxford

May 9-10, 2013

Note: Enrolment is restricted to students of the Doctoral Training Centres at The University of Oxford.

Instructors: Mario Antonioletti, Shoaib Sufi

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 are strongly recommended to bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed (see below). However there will be Windows desktops available in the teaching room for those without laptops.

Content: The syllabus for this boot camp will include:

More information: For more information, including the timetable, and what software you need to install before you arrive, please visit our GitHub page.

Contact: Please mail for more information.