2-Day Software Carpentry R/Git/Shell Workshop


Date and Time 
January 24, 2019
8:30am to 4:30pm
Hartley Conference Center, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building

Workshop fee: $25. 
Registration required. See the "More Info" link below to register.
This workshop is only for individuals affiliated with Stanford University (SUNet ID required).

Event Sponsor 
Data Management Services, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University Libraries

Please note: This is a 2-day workshop. When you register, you are registering for both days, January 23 & 24.
This 2-day event on January 23 & 24 is an example-driven workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged to help one another. This workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including task automation with the shell, version control with Git, and structured programming using R.
This course is aimed at Stanford graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. However, some familiarity with programming (in any language) or working at the command line may be useful. If you'd like to get a better idea of whether this workshop is appropriate for you, please check the curriculum materials for this workshop, which can be found at the following links:

  • The Unix Shell: http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/
  • Version Control with Git: http://swcarpentry.github.io/git-novice/
  • R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis: http://swcarpentry.github.io/r-novice-gapminder/

Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer.
Information on what to install on your computer before the workshop, as well as links to a pre/post survey that will help us get to know the group and better meet your needs will be available on the workshop website when it's available
A meal card will be provided to each attendee to use for lunch both days.