Winter/Spring 2019 Workshops

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CSC will be presenting a set of courses on research computing topics during the winter quarter.  Come to any which of are interest to you - although RSVP so we're sure to have enough seating and food!  Each seminar will be 60 minutes on a topic, followed by pizza lunch where you'll have a chance to follow up with CSC staff, and other attendees.

We're going to try to make the workshops more hands on this year, so bring your laptop, and bear with us as we get this going!

All seminars are in Elings 1601 (map) followed by lunch unless otherwise noted.

Note that several of them are offered twice - they are the same content, just offered at different times for your convenience.  So only sign up for the one you want to attend, not both. Presentation slides and Video recordings of the sessions may be made available and will be listed below.


Wed Jan 16, 11:30am Intro to R (Center for Black Studies Research, 4603 South Hall) - (slides)

Tues Jan 22, 11:30am Intro to rmarkdown (National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis) - (class page) (slides) (github repo)

Fri-Sat Jan 25-26 Software Carpentry Workshop-R (Library, Classroom 1312) - (class page)

Thurs-Fri Feb 21-22 Software Carpentry Workshop-R (Library, Classroom 1312) - (class page)

Thurs-Fri Mar 21-22 Software Carpentry Workshop-R (Library, Classroom 1312) - (class page - FACULTY ONLY)

Tues Apr 9, 11am, EcoDataScience workshop (Library Collaboratory) - (slides)

Wed Apr 10, 1:30pm Machine Learning in Amazon Sagemaker (Elings Hall 1605) - (class page)

Thurs-Fri Apr 11-12 Software Carpentry Workshop-R (Library, Classroom 1312) - (class page)

Thurs-Fri May 9-10 Software Carpeentry Workshop-PYTHON (Library, Classroom 1312) - (class page)


Software Carpentry

The Library, in partnership with Center for Scientific Computing, hosts workshops about once a month to teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers, using the Software Carpentry model and lesson materials. The hands-on workshops will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. These workshops are free and typically two full days and topics taught can include Bash, Git, R, and/or Python. 

To learn about future Carpentry workshops and to be added to its mailing list, visit the UCSB Software Carpentry page.


Additional workshops may be scheduled and will be updated here.

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