Upcoming Software Carpentry workshop at Oklahoma State University

In two weeks from today I’ll be in Stillwater, Oklahoma, teaching at my first Software Carpentry workshop. The topics will include learning the basics of a Unix shell, programming in python, version control and collaboration with git, and data management with SQL. Of these, perhaps SQL is my weakest area since I hardly ever have need of it, but it’s a good excuse to brush up! Don’t worry folks: I doubt that will be one of the topics I’ll be the lead instructor on. I’m very excited to teach any of the others. :D

Sharing the skillsets and tools with the researchers whose work can benefit the most from them is why I got involved with Software Carpentry, and I’m excited to finally start contributing to this effort. I plan to share my preparation and post-mortem (is debriefing a better word?), so watch this space in the coming weeks!

— david

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