Monthly Training Roundup

Posted by j.laird on 15 October 2021 - 9:30am
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We’re thrilled to present our brand new monthly training round up. This month, we bring you opportunities of lessons in the Carpentries Incubator, workshops organised by the SSI staff, partners and collaborators, and updates from our Training Lead, Aleksandra Nenadic. 

If you’d like to see an upcoming workshop or an important training-related update included here, get in touch!

Upcoming Workshops

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the workshops around building research software skills taking place from mid-October to mid-November 2021.

Updates

The Hacktoberfest 2021 is well under way. If you’re not taking part in any of the activities yet, consider contributing to lesson & training material development as part of Hacktoberfest 2021. As part of this festival, Aleks Nenadic, SSI Training lead, is part of the team developing the Jekyll lesson, which is accepting contributions during the month of October. 

The Intermediate Research Software Skills lesson material (currently under development by the Institute) will be submitted to the Carpenties Incubator in October 2021. Watch this space for further updates!

WebSci CDT research skills workshop, 18 - 26 October – a series of Software Carpentry courses delivered by University of Southampton's Research Software Group to teach the fundamental data and software skills needed for research to PhD students of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Web Science Innovation.

SoCoBio DTP research skills workshop, 29 October - 17 November – delivered by University of Southampton's Research Software Group will teach the fundamental data and software skills needed for research to PhD students of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded Doctoral Training Partnership.

Last, but not least, a new Carpentries-style course on Introductory Statistics for Public Health is now fully available for the community and open to re-use and contribution. The lessons are published on the Carpentries Incubator (see them on the Schedule of the first delivery webpage. The lessons have been developed by Emma Rand and Ezra Hermann (University of York), with the coordination of the Bayes Centre and the SSI and funds from the Scottish Funding Council.

If you’d like to see an upcoming workshop or an important training-related update included here, get in touch!

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