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TTU Software Carpentry Workshop & Hack Day

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Software Carpentry Computing Workshop

An introductory workshop for those new or just learning to use scientific computing for research 

Who: Graduate students, undergraduates, postdocs, faculty, and other professionals from the Lubbock community - You will learn from expert instructors from Software Carpentry.

Why: Computing can broaden the scope of your research-but you're not sure where to start. You want to tap into tools developed and shared by a global community of practitioners.

When: Two full days of condensed learning so that you can learn and get back to your regular responsibilities with new tools you can use right away.

What: We will demystify the command line and learn the basics of scientific computing, and introduce smart ideas (like version control and automation) for managing practical workflows. We will use the Python and Jupyter scientific computing ecosystem. These open tools are the foundation of cutting-edge research in physics and astronomy, atmospheric and climate science, geophysics, biology, and data science for financial markets. A workshop page with detailed information about what will be covered can be found here: https://carpentries-workshops.github.io/2018-10-05-ttu/

Detailed Information

Date: Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Location: Mechanical Engineering South, Room 103

Registration: Please click here to register for the conference

Cost: $25 per participant

History of the Program

Since 2014, there has been an organized a two-day introductory scientific computing workshop/bootcamp held on the Texas Tech University campus. In four years, this workshop has instructed 100 graduate student attendees, 6 undergraduates, and a few postdocs, faculty members, and other local professionals from off campus. While most people attending the workshop have been from Atmospheric Sciences, this year's program will be expanded to include the greater Lubbock Community.

TTU Hack Day

A hack day for experienced computing users who would like to sprint on a project of their choosing in a supportive environment

Who: Graduate students, undergraduates, postdocs, faculty, and other professionals from the Lubbock community who are advanced in their computer skills and want to work alongside other individuals. 

Why: Come and collaborate with others experienced with scientific computing. Exchange ideas and techniques. You might even pick up some pointers. 

When: Two full days of access to rooms and other people who are like minded. Snacks and refreshments are provided throughout the two days.

Detailed Information

Date: Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Location: Mechanical Engineering South, Room  207A

Registration: Please click here to register for the workshop

Cost: $25 per participant

 

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For content questions, please contact Eric Bruning, for logistical questions, please contact Jessica Spott