The Software Carpentry Foundation is an international organisation which helps scientists and engineers to get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. In the past few years, local volunteers have run several successful Software Carpentry workshops right here in South Africa.
In October, a workshop will be run in Observatory, Cape Town in association with PyConZA, the annual conference of the South African Python developer community.
This hands-on workshop is aimed at graduate students, faculty and other researchers, and will cover the basics of automating tasks with Python and the Unix shell, as well as version control with Git. You can find out more about the workshop materials on the Software Carpentry website, http://software-carpentry.org/ .
You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop! We will be teaching beginner-level
material suitable for programming novices. We invite researchers with more programming experience to sign up as helpers (please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Workshop participation costs R500 per person; refreshments will be provided.
To purchase tickets or obtain more information, please visit our workshop website, https://ctpug.github.io/2016-10-05-riverclub/ . You
can find out more about the PyConZA conference at https://za.pycon.org
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The PyConZA SWC team
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