June 29-30, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Instructors: Rebecca Lowdon, Doug Jennewein
Helpers: Aaron Bergstrom, Carrie Brown, Joseph Madison
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".
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: USD Sanford School of Medicine - Health Sciences Center 1400 W. 22nd St., Room L15 (Lower Level), Sioux Falls SD 57105. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.
Parking: Parking directly adjacent to the Health Sciences Center is for patients and physicians. Attendees should park in the parking ramp west of the Health Sciences Center. Do not park in valet or physician spaces.
When: June 29-30, 2018. Add to your Google Calendar.
The registration fee of $15 is being covered by the Midwest Big Data Hub.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Morning||Project organization and management|
|Introduction to cloud computing for genomics|
|Afternoon||Introduction to the command line|
|Data wrangling and processing|
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the described software. Please make sure to install everything (or at least to download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.