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Free Software Carpentry Scientific Computing Mini Workshops 6/21-24

June 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - June 24, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Software Carpentry Workshop

Software Carpentry helps researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. These hands-on Python, R, Git, Github, and Bash Shell mini workshops will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

Free and open to University of Miami Faculty, Staff, and Students, these sessions are aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented. Participants need a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) with administrative privileges to pre-install the necessary  software package(s).

REGISTER NOW  register once/attend 1 or more session(s)

All Sessions are 1:00-4:30 PM via Zoom.   Add to your Google Calendar

Full Workshop details at: https://tibbben.github.io/2021-06-21-UM-Scientific-Computing/

  • Monday 6/21 Bash Shell |  Instructors: Elizabeth Overstreet and Tim Norris, Support: James Sobczak
  • Tuesday 6/22 Intro to Python | Instructor: Tim Norris, Support: Thilani Samarakoon
  • Wednesday 6/23 Git and Github | Instructors:  Elizabeth Overstreet and Cameron Riopelle, Support: James Sobczak
  • Thursday 6/24 Intro to R | Instructors: Cameron Riopelle, Support: Thilani Samarakoon

Please complete this pre-event survey.

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 “Best Practices for Scientific Computing”.  To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

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


Cameron Riopelle

Cameron Riopelle, PhD
Head of Data Services
Librarian Assistant Professor
UM Richter Libraries

Tim Norri

Tim Norris, PhD
Data Scientist
Richter Libraries
Institute for Data Science & Computing

Elizabeth Overstreet

Elizabeth Overstreet, MSDS

Data Broker Manager
UM Miller School of Medicine

James Sobczak

James Sobczak, MS
Head of Data Services
STEM Librarian
UM Richter Libraries

Thilani Samarkoon

Thilani Samarakoon, PhD
Biomedical Data Librarian
Richter Libraries



June 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
June 24, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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