20 September 2018
University of Swansea
Europe/London timezone

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Organisers: This workshop is provided by EPCC, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, and organised in collaboration with PRACE and the Software Sustainability Institute.

PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) carry out and coordinate training and education activities that enable both European academic researchers and European industry to utilise the computational infrastructure available through PRACE.
The long-term vision is that PATCs will become the hubs and key drivers of European high-performance computing education.

The Software Sustanability Institute's mission is to cultivate better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research (better software, better research). Software is fundamental to research: seven out of ten UK researchers report that their work would be impossible without it.

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Room 47, Talbot Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Sep 20-21, 2018. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email training@epcc.ed.ac.uk for more information.

Registration: To register, complete the registration form.


Surveys

Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey

Further details including timetable, sylabus, and setup at https://hpcarcher.github.io/Swansea-2018-09-20/

Starts 20 Sep 2018 09:00
Ends 20 Sep 2018 17:30
Europe/London
University of Swansea
Room 47
Talbot Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or >a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=51.610608,-3.976394">Google Maps.
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 support@archer.ac.uk.