By Mike Jackson.
Last week, Steve and I joined Phil Fowler, at the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford to deliver a boot camp to bioinformatics researchers. Steve and I led sessions on the boot camp generics of shell programming, automation and Make, revision control, good programming practice in Python and testing. Phil led a session he'd developed specially for the boot camp on the numpy and scipy scientific toolkits for Python and the molecular dynamics toolkit, MDAnalysis.
The attendees' feedback was positive and, as always, there were a number of valuable suggestions for future improvements. In addition to an an analysis of the attendees' feedback, Phil has written about his experiences in running his first boot camp and has listed his top tips for hosting a boot camp.
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