Last Software Carpentry of 2017

As 2017 winds down to a close, we at the University Libraries are preparing for the last Software Carpentry Workshop of the year. I am amazed at the interest for this workshop with only 10 openings remaining at the time of this post. The community support by attending these workshops has been great. So if you are looking to learn new tools and practices, Carpentry Workshops may be for you. d

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You are invited to participate in a Software Carpentry Workshop on November 20-21, 2017 at OU Libraries. 

Software Carpentry is a two-day workshop designed to teach beginning computing skills and best practices to faculty, staff, and students.

This workshop will give participants the skills to get more done with less pain by introducing participants to foundational concepts of computing including how to work from the command line (BASH), get started learning a programming language (R), and use version control with Git and GitHub. Please see the course website for a more detailed description of what will be covered.

This workshop is geared towards beginners and no prior experience is necessary. For intermediate and advanced coders, OU Libraries offers regular office hours with specialists. Stop by the Digital Scholarship Lab on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or the Innovation Hub on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with any questions. Intermediate and advanced learners are invited to participate in workshops as helpers in order to learn more about the Software and Data Carpentry program and its pedagogy.

Course Syllabus and Schedule

Registration

Please contact Mark Laufersweiler (laufers@ou.edu) or Sarah Clayton (sarah.clayton@ou.edu) if you have any questions.

 
 

Last Software Carpentry Workshop of Spring 2017

The next Software Carpentry Workshop hosted by the OU Libraries will be held on Friday and Saturday April 7-8, 2017. We chose the weekend as we at the OU Libraries try to find scheduling windows that allow for learners to attend the workshop and not miss out on classes or other activities. Coming off of a successful Spring Break workshop, this workshop will focus on Python as the programing language.

The goal of the workshops is to teach basic computing skills and better(best) practices to faculty, staff, and students in order to get more done with less pain. This is the last workshop of the term. Topics to be included in addition to the Python programing language will be the bash command shell and Git/GitHub (version control and collaboration). The course is primarily focused on beginning programers and skill sets.

Software Carpentry Schedule for Spring 2017 Academic Calendar

Spring 2017

  • April 7-8: Workshop
  • March 13-14: Workshop
  • January 12-13: Workshop

Next Software Carpentry Workshop March 13-14, 2017

The next Software Carpentry Workshop hosted by the OU Libraries will be held at the start of Spring Break. The attendance last year was good, allowing for learners to come and not miss out on classes or other activities. What is making this workshop different from past workshops is that the programming language being offered is R. Many of the groups around campus are not Python users and so in the interest of broadening the skills of researchers, we will begin to offer workshops both in R and in Python.

The goal of the workshops is to teach basic computing skills and better(best) practices to faculty, staff, and students in order to get more done with less pain. This is the second workshop of the term. Topics to be included in addition to the R programing language will be the bash command shell and Git/GitHub (version control). The course is primarily focused on beginning programers and skill sets.

Software Carpentry Schedule for Spring 2017 Academic Calendar

Spring 2017

  • January 12-13: Workshop
  • March 13-14: Workshop
  • April 7-8: Workshop

Upcoming Software Carpentry Workshop October 25-26, 2016

The University of Oklahoma Libraries has organized a Software Carpentry workshop for the general campus at OU to be held October 25-26, 2016. This 2-day workshop is part of a ongoing series hosted by the OU Libraries designed to help teach computing skills and best practices to faculty, staff and students to get more done with less pain. This workshop is the first of three scheduled for the Fall 2016 semester and is geared for beginning coders.

The workshop will be covering Bash (command shell), Python, and Git/GitHub. The final goal of the workshop is for learners to understand the process of creating shell scripts in bash and python to serve as tools to help them in their research activities. 

Intermediate coders can get help with their questions during open office hours every every Thursday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the Digital Scholarship Lab. No appointment is needed.

Software Carpentry Schedule for 2016-2017 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2016
    • November 21-22: Workshop  
  • Spring 2017
    • January 12-13: Workshop
    • March 13-14: Workshop
    • April 7-8: Workshop