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3-4 December 2013
Europe/London timezone
A Software Carpentry boot camp is intended to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching software development skills that enable more to be done, in less time, and with less pain. Over two days we will cover: using version control to manage and share information; using Python for scientific programming; how (and how much) to test programs; and, documentation and debugging.
For this boot camp, we expect attendees to have some experience of writing code and be familiar with conditionals, loops, arrays and functions. Attendees will also be expected also be comfortable with using the bash shell. Attendees will be asked to complete a short pre-assessment as part of the registration process so that instruction can be tailored to their needs and skills.
Software Carpentry's teaching is hands-on, so attendees will be required to bring their own laptops. We will provide instructions on setting up the required software well in advance of the boot camp.
The boot camp is free to attend and coffee and lunches will be provided on both days.
For more information on Software Carpentry, please see for information
Starts 3 Dec 2013 09:00
Ends 4 Dec 2013 17:00
The University of Edinburgh James Clerk Maxwell Building Mayfield Road Edinburgh EH9 3JZ
This course is funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact
Information about how to find the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) can be found on the School of Physics and Astronomy website.
Note that parking on the King's Buildings campus is by permit only, and that parking just outside on Mayfield Road is restricted before 09:15 and after 16:30 - and cars will be removed (with a hefty fee payable to get your car back) if parked there during the restricted times. Unrestricted free parking is available on nearby Hallhead Road, Ross Road, Blackbarony Road and Gordon Terrace to the east of the campus, and along the north side of the campus on West Mains Road.
A number of B&Bs and hotels can be found approximately 10 minutes' walk from EPCC, including:
* Smiths' Guest House, 77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Mayfield Lodge Guest House, 75 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Highfield Guest House, 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE
* Lauderville Guest House, 52 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NH
* Glenisla Hotel, 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB
* Glendale House Guest House, 5 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PA
There is also the Travelodge Cameron Toll, 43 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PD. Note that the room price does not include breakfast.