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Software Carpentry Workshop

August 20-21, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm, both days
Note updated location: Learned 3152

Software Carpentry teaches fundamental skills that can increase your productivity and improve the quality and reproducibility of your research projects. In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share your work using version control, and how to write software in R that is readable, reusable, and reliable. This workshop is for you especially if you have no prior experience with these topics.

Topics covered:

  • The Unix Shell
  • Version Control with Git
  • R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis

More details about the topics covered and a detailed schedule can be found on the workshop's GitHub page.

This workshop has ended and registration is closed.

Details of future workshops will be posted as they become available.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines who want to learn how to automate repetitive tasks, approach coding in a systematic way, and document the evolution of their work through version control measures. No prior experience with the workshop topics is expected or required.

Attendees are welcome regardless of institutional affiliation. If you are a visitor to KU, please review KU Parking's information for visitors and map.

Why should I attend?

You will learn to use tools and practice skills that can improve your efficiency and the transparency and reliability of your research results. Software Carpentry estimates that these skills can save half a day to one day a week over your career (source: http://software-carpentry.org/workshops/pitch/).


Samantha Thomas, Data Manager, Kansas Biological Survey
Cort Buffington, Executive Director, KanREN
Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, Data Services Librarian, University of Kansas

Sponsored by KU Libraries, KU Research, KU Information Technology, and KanREN


Jamene Brooks-Kieffer
Data Services Librarian
Watson Library

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