University of Kansas

The Commons, University of Kansas
Aug 22-23, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

For the latest information about this bootcamp, please see the instructors' web site.

Note: This boot camp is restricted to students, postdocs, faculty and other people affiilated with University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Instructors: Darren Boss, Karen Cranston, Mark Holder, Emily Jane McTavish

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 bootcamp will include:

Contact: Please mail for more information.