Computational Skills Workshop

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    The BIO5 Institute, CyVerse (formerly iPlant Collaborative), and the University Libraries will present a Software Carpentry workshop on Aug. 26-27. The workshop targets graduate students, postdocs, technicians, and faculty. Undergraduate students can be admitted if space is available. 

    As computing skills are becoming increasingly important and essential for researchers, the Software and Data Carpentry foundations (, have been playing major roles in professional development in practical and technical computing. Since 1998, volunteers have been teaching researchers in science, engineering, medicine, and related disciplines the essential computing skills they need to get more done in less time, and with less frustration. 

    Learn the foundational skills necessary to be productive in a small research teams, including:

    • Automate repetitive tasks in the Unix shell/command line.
    • Program in R to make analyses reproducible.
    • Track and manage your work with git.
    • Store and share your software with GitHub.

    Workshop participation is free. Register ASAP as the workshops tend to fill fast!

    • Cost:  Free
    • What: Software/Data Carpentry Workshop
    • Who: Practicing and aspiring research scientists
    • When: Aug. 26/27, 2017 (Two full weekend days)
    • Where: UA Campus
    • Apply:

    Please contact Uwe Hilgert at with any questions you may have and download the event flier.