Oct 3, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instructors: Mark Servilla, Karl Benedict
Helpers: Jon Wheeler
Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.
For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".
Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.
When: Oct 3, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Learners will have access to a cloud Python platform, so the main system requirements are internet access and a modern browser. School-issued Chromebooks will be fine! Alternatively, learners may use a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system that they have administrative privileges on. If desired, they can install some useful software packages (listed below).
Accessibility: We are dedicated to providing a positive and accessible learning environment for all. Please notify the instructors in advance of the workshop if you require any accommodations or if there is anything we can do to make this workshop more accessible to you.
Contact: Please email email@example.com for more information.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SETUP FOR THIS WORKSHOP: The setup information provided through the links below is optional for this workshop. A cloud-based Python environment will be available to all students. There are no additional setup requirements aside from internet access and a modern web browser. Students who are interested are welcome and encouraged to install the workshop environment on their personal laptops, and we will set aside time to troubleshoot installation issues. But the instructions below are being left available for the sake of interest and are not required.
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.
If you haven't used Zoom before, go to the official website to download and install the Zoom client for your computer.
Like other Carpentries workshops, you will be learning by "coding along" with the Instructors. To do this, you will need to have both the window for the tool you will be learning about (a terminal, RStudio, your web browser, etc..) and the window for the Zoom video conference client open. In order to see both at once, we recommend using one of the following set up options:
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with Python) can be found at the workshop overview site.
This workshop is funded through the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement OIA-1757207. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.