This 2-day event on January 23 & 24 is an example-driven workshop on basic computing skills. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged to help one another. This workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including task automation with the shell, version control with Git, and structured programming using R.
This course is aimed at Stanford graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. However, some familiarity with programming (in any language) or working at the command line may be useful. If you'd like to get a better idea of whether this workshop is appropriate for you, please check the curriculum materials for this workshop, which can be found at the following links:
- The Unix Shell: http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/
- Version Control with Git: http://swcarpentry.github.io/git-novice/
- Programming with R: http://swcarpentry.github.io/r-novice-inflammation/
Participants should 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.
Information on what to install on your computer before the workshop, as well as links to a pre/post survey that will help us get to know the group and better meet your needs can be found on the workshop website.
A meal card will be provided to each attendee to use for lunch both days.
This workshop is open only to current Stanford researchers -- graduate students, post-docs, staff scientists, faculty, etc. You must have a Stanford SUNet ID to attend this event.