Oct 29 – 30, 2019
Cardiff University
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: Julian Hodge Building, Training Room 2, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

When: 29-30 October, 2019.

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.


Juan Rodriguez Herrera

Juan is involved in teaching ARCHER courses related to HPC, MPI, and Python, among others. He's a certified instructor of Software and Data Carpentry workshops. He also supervises EPCC's MSc dissertation projects.

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

Registration: Registration has been closed as the course is full with a long waiting list.


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/2019-10-29-cardiff/


Cardiff University
Training Room 2
Julian Hodge Building, Training Room 2, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

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.