Woods Hole Scientific Community

Aquarium Conference Room, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole
Nov 14-15, 2013
9:00 - 16:30

Where: Aquarium Conference Room, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole

When: November 14-15. We will start at 9:00 and end at 4:30 each day.

Registration for this boot camp is now open on Eventbrite.

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.

Helpers: Members of WHYTHON, the Woods Hole Python Users Group, will be on hand to assist participants.

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.)

It's important that all participants install the required software. If you have trouble installing, please attend the WHYTHON meeting on Tuesday Nov 12th prior to the actual workshop. Email James Manning for more information about the WHYTHON meeting.

Content: The syllabus for this bootcamp will include: