Software Carpentry Workshop


The Software Carpentry aims to close the gap between researchers and the know-how for new tools and techniques. The interactive workshop includes sessions from concepts to practice on topics that can be used in many research domains.

Together with the advancement of new tools and techniques, and the availability of large datasets in different research domains, a solid understanding of common scripting languages and version control systems is becoming more and more important for many researchers. Having the knowledge and skills on how to use tools and techniques to analyze data efficiently, to preserve research output and to collaborate with peers benefit every research domain.

The Software Carpentry Foundation and its sibling lesson project, Data Carpentry, have merged to become The Carpentries, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated in the United States and GFZ is involved through the GFZ eScience Centre. Participants get support throughout the whole sessions.

For further information see: http://swc-bb.gitext.gfz-potsdam.de/pages/2019-11-26-Potsdam-Berlin/

Who: The workshop targets audience from graduate students to advanced researchers, and doesn't require previous knowledge of topics that will be covered.

Requirements: Each participant must bring a laptop (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) pre-installed with preferred operating system of his/her own and software packages listed HERE. And should have administrative right for it.

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that: The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible. Accessible restrooms are available.

Contact: Please email swc-workshop-org@gfz-potsdam.de for more information.