Software Carpentry for Women in Science and Engineering UK

Posted by a.pawlik on 27 October 2015 - 9:07am

The Software Sustainability Institute in collaboration with ARCHER and Women in HPC is organising the first Software Carpentry workshop for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) in the UK. The event will take place at the University of Manchester on 14-15 December 2015.

Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers get more work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. 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 female postgraduate students, researchers and engineers who are familiar with basic programming concepts (like loops, conditionals, arrays, and functions) but need help to translate this knowledge into practical tools to help them work more productively.

Apart from learning a set of useful skills the participants will have a unique opportunity to network and discuss their experiences in working in computational research area. More details and registration.

The Software Sustainability Institute, ARCHER and Women in HPC are planning to run the WiSE events on regular basis at different sites in the UK.