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2-day Software Carpentry-R Workshop 2/23+24 Medical Campus

February 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing, 2-day Software Carpentry Workshop, Learn "R" Programming Language flyer

Software Carpentry helps researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop 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.

Syllabus with Instructions | Registration Closed

This workshop is at capacity. To be put on a waiting list, please email tnorris@miami.edu.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Best 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 Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 NW 14th Street, 7th Floor, CTSI Research Training Center, Miami, FL 33136. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Don Soffer Clinical Research Center 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

When Thursday and Friday, February 23+24, 2023 | 9:00-4:30 Course Hours Both Days Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements Participants must bring 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 committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email tnorris@miami.edu for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct: 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.

Surveys: Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Click here for Syllabus | Full Agenda


Tim Norris

Tim Norris PhD, Data Scientist, UM Libraries

Gabriel Odom

Gabriel Odom, PhD, Assistant Professor, FIU Department of Biostatistics

Cameron Riopelle

Cameron Riopelle, Head, Data + Visualization Services, UM Libraries

Thilani Samarkoon

Thilani Samarakoon PhD, Biomedical Data Librarian, UM Libraries


Helpers:  Anny Rodriguez, Catalina Canizares Escobar, Dana Godrich

This workshop series is sponsored by:

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
College of Arts and Sciences’ Department Computer Science




February 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am
February 24, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
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Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing
Calder Medical Library
Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
College of Arts & Sciences
UM Libraries
Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship
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Don Soffer Clinical Research Center
1120 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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