Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic lab skills for computing like program design, version control, data management, and task automation. This two-day hands-on bootcamp will cover basic concepts and tools; participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.
Instructors: Damien Irving, Philipp Bayer, Tim McNamara
Who: The course is aimed at postgraduate students, post-docs and other researchers who have a basic familiarity with programming concepts like loops, conditionals, and arrays, but need help to translate this knowledge into practical tools to help them work more productively. We particularly encourage researchers attending PyCon Australia to extend their stay in order to participate in the bootcamp.
Where: Boardroom, St. Leo's College, St. Lucia, Brisbane. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. The room is the Boardroom, St. Leo's College, on the campus of the University of Queensland. This map circles the location.
Requirements: Participants are asked to bring a laptop with some specific software packages installed (see Setup instructions below). If you don't have a laptop, that's completely fine. We'll pair you up with someone who does.