Software Carpentry: Unix, Git, and Python for Novices

Workshop dates: Thursday and Friday, January 30-31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Instructors: Amanda Stahlke, Breanna Sipley, Salvador (Chava) Castaneda Barba, and Clint Elg

Description: Software Carpentry  aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation in Unix, GitHub, and Python. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. 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.  Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. More details can be found at