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Intro to Basic Programming for Scientists (2-day workshop)

For more information and to register: https://ucsf_swc_oct18.eventbrite.com 


  1. These introductory workshops are for novices and beginners with little to no programming experience. Expect a slow pace and going over basics and fundamentals.

  2. The lessons we use are all from Software Carpentry. They're free, open source, and available online: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/ (It is neither expected nor required to review the lessons before the workshop.)

  3. Each workshop is 2 days long, covering: 25% Unix Shell, 25% Git, 50% R *or* Python. (Only purchase one ticket. You *cannot* attend both R and Python because they're at the same exact time!)

  4. Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct: We are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching and contributing. All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

Course Overview

This event, brought to you by the UCSF Library Data Science Initiative and UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, is an example-driven two-day boot camp taught by volunteers who are fellow scientists and programmers. The workshops will introduce the basics of Unix Shell and Git, along with R or Python. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions.

Participants must 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. 

For more information and to register: https://ucsf_swc_oct18.eventbrite.com 

Friday, October 5, 2018 Show more dates
9:00am - 5:00pm
Mission Hall 1401, Mission Hall 1402
Mission Bay
  Data Science Initiative     Programming