August 1-5, 2022
9:00-13:00 UTC+2 (South Africa)
Instructors: Mamana Mbiyavanga, (UCT), Nikki Gentle (WITS), Ryan Daniels (UWC)
Helpers: Parcelli Jepchirchir
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: August 1-5, 2022. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must have a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (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.
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.
|Pre-workshop survey & Introduction - Nikki Gentle
|Project Organization and Management - Nikki
|Introduction to Cloud Computing for Genomics - Nikki
|Introduction to the Command Line - Mamana Mbiyavanga
|Continuation: Introduction to the Command Line - Ryan Daniels
|Data Wrangling and Processing - Ryan Daniels
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to software as 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.
The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Genomics workshops can be found at the workshop overview site