Mar 23 – 24, 2016
Imperial College London
Europe/London timezone

Please note the course will be held in Imperial College London:

* * *  This course is presently fully booked - please complete the registration form to be added to the waiting list * * *


ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service we are running a 2 day Software Carpentry workshop on 23-24 March 2016.
Software Carpentry workshops help researchers become more productive by teaching software development skills that enable more to be done, in less time, and with less pain. We will cover skills including version control, task automation, good programming practice and automated testing. These are skills that, in an ideal world, researchers would master before tackling anything with "cloud" or "peta" or "HPC" in their name, skills that enable researchers to optimise their time and provide them with a secure basis to optimise and parallelise their code.
To attend, you must have some experience of writing code or scripts and be familiar with programming concepts including conditionals, loops, arrays and functions. You should also be comfortable with using the bash shell. For an introduction to the shell, please see, for example Software Carpentry's lessons on The Unix Shell. You will also need to bring a laptop with software needed for the workshop installed, please see the workshop page for details.




Imperial College London
Room 204: Library Training room
ICT Training Room, 204, Central Library Sherfield Building Imperial College, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ

This course is part-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