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2-Day Scientific Computing with Python Workshop 12/2-3

November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This 2-day intensive virtual workshop is designed to provide a foundation of basic concepts that all programming depends on, using the general-purpose programming language, Python, as an example. There are no prerequisites and the workshop is designed for computer users from beginners to advanced.

Thursday & Friday, December 2-3, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days

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This workshop is free and open to UM Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Software Carpentry aims to help 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.


Data Ethics 

Joanna Johnson Ken Goodman

As part of this 2-day workshop, two guest speakers will join us for a Special Program in Ethics for Scientific Writing and Coding:

  • Joanna Johnson, PhD, Writing Program, on “Writing and Reproducibility”
  • Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, on “Ethics and Software Standards”

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 This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.

When Dec 2-3, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days. Add to your Google Calendar.


Cameron Hallet Dana Goodrich Tim Norri


Cameron Hallet, Marine Science/Computer Science Double Major
Dana Goodrich, PhD Candidate in Human Genetics and Genomics
Tim Norris PhD, Data Scientist

Cameron Riopelle Thilani Samarkoon Gabriel Odom


Cameron Riopelle, PhD, Data Services Librarian
Thilani Samarakoon
PhD, Biomedical Data Librarian
Gabriel Odom PhD, Assistant Professor, Chen Lab, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Requirements Participants must have access to a computer 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.

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.

Contact Please email Tim Norris tnorris@miami.edu for more information.

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

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The syllabus is available offering Day 1 and Day 2 SCHEDULE, preparation instructions, code of conduct, and pre-event survey.



November 5, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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