Software Carpentry, April 2020
Software Carpentry teaches fundamental skills that can increase your productivity and improve the quality and reproducibility of your research projects. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share your work using version control, and how to write software in Python that is readable, reusable, and reliable. This workshop is for you especially if you have no prior experience with these topics.
Events will be held every Friday in the month of April, from 8:30-noon each day.
Unix Shell (April 3)
Version Control with Git (April 10)
Programming with Python (April 17 and 24)
More details about the topics covered and a detailed schedule can be found on the workshop's
Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at faculty, staff, and students across disciplines who want to learn how to automate repetitive tasks, approach coding in a systematic way, and document the evolution of their work through version control measures. No prior experience with the workshop topics is expected or required.
Why should I attend?
You will learn to use tools and practice skills that can improve your efficiency and the transparency and reliability of your research results. Software Carpentry estimates that these skills can save half a day to one day a week over your career (source:
Sponsored by KU Libraries, KU Research, and KU Information Technology.