Computer programming is not commonly taught to geographers, but the advent of NeoGeography, big data, and open GIS means that programming skills are becoming more important. To help support geographers to begin the process of learning to program, the Software Sustainability Institute and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have provided support to run an introductory programming pre-conference workshop between 10am and 5pm on Tuesday 29 August at the Society in South Kensington ahead of the society's annual conference.
The workshop will be free to attend, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. As space is limited, interested participants will need to apply for a place at the workshop by completing a short survey about their programming interests and background.
For further information about the workshop and how to apply, please visit the workshop page.
Applications close on Friday 21 July.
Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 1 August.