The aim of these workshops is to teach basic research computing skills to boost the attendees’ research productivity. The course covered the basics of task automation using Make, version control using Git, scripting using Python, and data management using SQL.
Comments from participants at York included:
This was the first time I had organised a Software Carpentry workshop, although I had also attended a Carpentries instructor training course, which introduced best practices in teaching and gave me the basic skills required to organise workshops.
A Data Carpentry workshop will be run in late 2019. Keep an eye on ARCHER’s upcoming courses for further information.
Software Carpentry belongs to The Carpentries project, which also comprises the Data Carpentry and Library Carpentry communities. The Carpentries communities share a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. A global event called CarpentryCon is organised every two years, facilitating community-building and networking between peers.