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Software Carpentry workshop to be offered in May

The NM SMART Grid Center and Cyberinfrastructure Training program will be hosting a Software Carpentry workshop for UNM faculty, staff, and students on May 30-31. Community members are also welcome.

The curriculum will include:

•             The Unix shell

•             Version control with Git

•             Programming with Python

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. For instance, after the workshop, attendees will be able to:

•             Automate file management and analysis workflows

•             Access the change history of files to enable unlimited corrections

•             Use custom libraries to extend the capabilities of a scripting language

The workshop is free, but space is limited and it will likely fill quickly. Registration is required.

This training program is funded by the NSF and NM EPSCoR.

Please contact Jon Wheeler with any questions about this training opportunity.