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2-day Scientific Computing with Python Workshop 3/25-26

March 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am - March 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Software Carpentry Python Workshop

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, March 25-26, 2021  | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days


Python logoThis is a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to data analysis using Python that will cover topics including data types, functions, conditional statements, loops, errors and exceptions, and debugging. Basic data management, version control, and command-line computing are also covered as an introduction to remote high-performance computing.

Joanna JohnsonKen 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”


The syllabus is available now, offering preparation instructions.

Instructors:  Tim Norris, PhD, Research Data Scientist |   Cameron Riopelle, PhD, Data Services Librarian
Helpers: Thilani Samarakoon, James Sobczak

Tim NorrisCameron RiopelleThilani Samarakoon

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


University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing Software Carpentry Python Workshop FLYER


March 25, 2021 @ 9:00 am
March 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
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