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Carpentries @ Stanford - Workflows


Date and Time 
October 29, 2020
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom (will be distributed to participants)
Event Sponsor 
Stanford University Libraries

Time and Date: Thursday, 2020-10-29 / 13:00 - 16:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Location: Virtual via Zoom (will be emailed to participants separately) 
Admission: Free. Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required, and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited, with a waitlist when all slots are full. 
Registration: Logging into Google using your Stanford email address and sign-on credentials (you may need to sign out of your personal account first in order to do this), sign up here:
Audience: Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs 
Event Sponsor: Stanford University Libraries - Carpentries Program
Event Contact: Zac Painter, 
Lead Instructors: Dr. Darach Miller, Postdoctoral Researcher (Genetics)
Workshop Assistants: Zac Painter, Librarian (Engineering)Others TBD
Course Description: Just like other research workflows, computer workflows should be reproducible.Being able to do the same analysis twice is critical for scholarship, and diverse tools and techniques exist to help you get organized, document your work, and even automate tedious steps. These also help you reduce errors and adapt your work to explore new questions. We survey and demonstrate a few tools you canuse to organize and orchestrate work at the command-line : documentation, git, Makefiles, Nextflow, and Singularity containers. Our aim is to inspire researchers to build flexible and reproducible workflows that facilitate scholarship and help adapt to new problems. Familiarity with how to run commands in a Linux/Unix/OSX terminal will be extremely helpful."