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Software Carpentry Bootcamp



Do you spend too much time wrestling with computers and not enough doing research? If so, NERSC will be hosting a free two-day Software Carpentry Boot Camp on March 28-29 to introduce scientists to skills and tools that will allow them to use computing more efficiently. The workshop will cover the core skills a researcher needs to know in order to be productive in a small team, and will be followed by four to eight weeks of self-spaced online learning. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop is possible with a grant from the Sloan Foundation.

Workshop Information

Registration and workshop information can be found here:


Day 1: March 28th, 2012 9am-5pm rm OSF 943-238

9am-12pm: The Bash shell
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-5pm: Introduction to Python


Day 2: March 29th, 2012 9am-5pm rm OSF 943-238

9am-12: Version control with Subversion
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1pm-5pm: Relational Databases