B32/3077, Highfield Campus

University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Dec 16-17, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructors: Sam Mangham, Steve Crouch, James Graham, John Robinson

Helpers: Pip Grylls"

General Information

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including using the command-line, building and designing programs in Python, and managing the development of code with version control in Git. Participants will be encouraged to help one another.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists who are familiar with basic programming concepts (like loops and arrays) and would like to learn best practise techniques and tools to develop their software more effectively and productively.

Where: B32/3077, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed (see below). They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Contact: This workshop is being organised by the University of Southampton's Research Software Group. Our talented team of Research Software Engineers is dedicated to ensuring that software developed for research at the University of Southampton is the best it can be.

  • We offer a full range of Software Development Services, covering many different technologies and all academic disciplines.
  • We provide Software Carpentry Training in good software engineering practice, for postgraduate students and researchers at any career stage.
  • We organise regular Research Software Community events for researchers who develop software.
Please mail rsg-info@soton.ac.uk for more information.

What should I bring with me?

You must bring your own laptop! Before attending the workshop you need to install some useful and free software. For more information, see the software prerequisites.


Workshop schedule can be found at the schedule page.

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