Last week on Thursday and Friday I helped run a Software Carpentry workshop in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.
Last week I ran a small stall at the annual Women in Computer Science day run by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Fortunately being neither a woman nor a computer scientist proved to be a problem. The event was aimed at female Year 10 students (and therefore would be choosing […]
Earlier this week I instructed the first Software Carpentry workshop run by the Reproducible Research Oxford project. This is a one-year project supported by the IT Innovation Challenges Fund and the Social Sciences Division. It is led by Laura Fortunato and I’m a member of the project team. One of the main aims of the […]
Last week, myself and David Dotson from ASU, ran a 2 day Software Carpentry workshop to kick off the CECAM Macromolecular Simulation Software Workshop at the Forschnungzentrum, Jülich. The idea was to give participants who were less well versed in python and working collaboratively with e.g. git a crash course to bring them up to […]
I’m co-organiser of this slightly-different CECAM workshop in October 2015 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. Rather than following the traditional format of 3-4 day populated by talks with the odd poster session, this is an extended workshop made up of six mini-workshops. Since it is focussed on python-based tools for biomolecular simulations, of which there are an increasing number, the […]
So how did the workshop go? I thought it went a bit better than the first day, but, hey, I’m a bit biased. To get a better idea I sent the participants a similar questionnaire to the one I sent to the Software Carpentry workshop I organised before. Nearly all the participants (95%) agreed with the […]
Today I’ve been instructing on a Software Carpentry workshop at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford; it’s the first time I’ve been lead instructor on a bootcamp. Today Kwasi Kwakwa and myself covered the shell and basic python; more python, then git and SQL tomorrow. So what went well? I was very […]
In October 2012 I organised a Software Carpentry Boot Camp at the University of Oxford. I’ve previously posted the feedback I gathered immediately before and after the boot camp, but thought it would be interesting to see if all that enthusiasm actually translated into deeds i.e. did the attendees actually change how they worked as result […]
Mike Jackson from the Software Sustainability Institute was one of our instructors last week and has written two interesting blog posts. The first summarises the workshop whilst in the second he lists the feedback that was collected at the end of the two days.
I’ve written a post for the Software Sustainability Institute (who kindly provided the instructors for our boot camp) describing my top tips for hosting a Software Carpentry Boot Camp.