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Software Carpentry Workshop, 15-16 March 2018

The aim of Software Carpentry is to teach researchers the fundamental skills that will help them be more productive while producing work of higher quality. During this two day workshops, students learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, how to track and share work using version control, and how to write software in Python that is readable, reusable, and reliable.

Please refer to the contents web page, provided by the lecturers, for more specific information on the course content and schedule.  The teaching language will be English.


The course is part of the SNIC coordinated training in HPC.  Financial support by SNIC is gratefully acknowledged.  It is open to users and prospective users from all six SNIC HPC centres and academics throughout the Nordic region.


Participants do not require previous knowledge in any of the tools presented during the workshop. 

For the hand-on practicals participants should bring a laptop, with either of OSX, Linux or Windows as an operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.).   Participants need to have administrative privileges on the laptop to install software. The laptop should be able to access the internet via eduroam (needs to be arranged in your home institution prior to the event).

Further details on the specifics of the laptop set-up are available on the contents web page provided by the lecturers. 

The lecturers

Iñigo Aldazabal Mensa (Materials Physics Center - Spanish Research Council / University of the Basque Country) and Andrés Diaz-Gil (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Spanish National Research Council) have agreed to give the course.  Lunarc staff will assist during the hands-on parts of the event.

Time and location

The course starts 15th March and ends on the 16th March 2018.  The course will start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00 each day. The venue is in the V-huset of LTH in Lund, Sweden


Participants are requested to read the more detailed contents web page before registering. 

Registrations is now closed


Questions and queries regarding the course should be directed to Lunarc, using the support form.

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