We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd official Software Carpentry two-day workshop at Texas A&M University. Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics (TxGen), TAMU High Performance Research Computing (HPRC), TAMU Libraries, TAMU Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Geology and Geophysics (GGE), and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) are collaborating to organize and hold this workshop.
This hands-on workshop is an introduction aimed at those with no previous experience, particularly graduate students, as well as faculty and researchers. Software Carpentry (SC) is a world renowned organization that was established in 1998 and teaches researchers the computing skills they need to get more done in less time and with less pain.
Attendees are required to bring their own laptops to fully benefit from the workshop.
Detailed information for the workshop:
Topics covered: Unix shell, Version Control with Git, Python Programming
Date: August 15-16, 2019
Instructors: Drs. Noushin Ghaffari (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ramalingam Saravanan (email@example.com) , David Bapst (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Shichen Wang (email@example.com)
Helpers: Dr. Jian Tao, (anyone who is interested to join us as a helper can contact Dr. David Bapst for more information. Being a helper in an official SCW is a requirement for becoming a Software Carpentry instructor.)
Where: Annex Library, Room # 405
Fee: $40 + Eventbrite fees
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2JBOl7k
Workshop webpage: https://tamu-carpentry.github.io/2019-08-15-TAMU/
NOTE: if you have any dietary preferences/restrictions please email us at least one week before the workshop.
Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided. If you have any dietary preferences or restrictions, please let us know at least one week before the workshop.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Make sure to include ALL the instructors in your email.
TAMU Software Carpentry Team
Dr. Noushin Ghaffari is a senior member of bioinformatics team at Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics (TxGen), where she is involved in various projects from planning experiments to data analysis. She provides training for Texas A&M faculty/students/researchers on high performance computing, data analysis, bioinformatics and R programming. She is also a Research Scientist at TAMU HPRC.
Dr. Ramalingam Saravanan is a Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. He carries out research using supercomputers to run numerical models of weather and climate. He has contributed to open source software and has also been teaching Python to meteorology majors for over five years.
Dr. David Bapst, is an Assistant Instructional Professor in the department of Geology & Geophysics. David’s research focuses on quantitative analyses of the deep-time fossil record, a topic which has accidentally made a paleontologist into an avid R developer. He loves sharing his code with collaborators and the public via git and GitHub, and he hopes you will too.
Dr. Shichen Wang is a Bioinformatics Scientist in the AgriLife Research Genomics and Bioinformatics Service unit (TXGEN). His research focuses on high-throughput sequencing data analysis.