University of Wisconsin - Madison

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 3rd Floor Teaching Lab
Aug 28-29, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Instructors: Matt Gidden, Jens von der Linden, Lauren Michael, Paul Wilson, Anthony Scopatz

What: Our goal is to help UW-Madison researchers using computing in their research to become more productive by teaching 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 UW-Madison 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. For full curriculum and setup instructions, please see our UW-Madison Boot Camp webpage.
Note: we'll be relying on the wireless network in the Wisconsin Instititues for Discovery. wireless network.
Please use the elevator behind Aldo's coffee shop to get to the 3rd Floor Teaching Lab.

Contact: Please mail for more information.