Software Carpentry Bootcamp: Training for Librarians

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Aug 23-24, 2013

Registration will be restricted to students associated with Data Scientist Training for Librarians.

Instructors: Jessica Mckellar, R. David Murray, Michael Selik, Erik Bray

What: Our goal is to help librarians and graduate students become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like program design, version control, testing, and task automation. In this two-day boot camp, short tutorials will alternate with hands-on practical exercises. Participants will be encouraged both to help one another, and to apply what they have learned to their own library-related problems during and between sessions.

Who: The course is aimed at librarians and graduate students who are new to programming and need help familiarizing themselves with different aspects of the research data lifecycle. The topics covered will help attendees build better library data services and work more productively.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed. (The list will be sent to participants a week before the boot camp.)
Content: The syllabus for this boot camp will include:

  • using the shell to do more in less time
  • using version control to manage and share information
  • basic Python programming
  • using Regular Expressions to find needles in haystacks

Contact: Please mail harvard@lists.software-carpentry.org for more information.

Also see event cross posting on Software Carpentry Upcoming Events page.

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