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Research Computing Skills for Scientists: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities from Software Carpentry

Date of Webinar: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 
9 am Pacific / 10 am Mountain / 11am Central / 12 noon Eastern

Webinar Abstract

Since 1998, Software Carpentry has evolved from a week-long training course at the US national laboratories into a worldwide volunteer effort to improve researchers' computing skills. In this webinar, Software Carpentry's co-founder will explore what's been learned along the away about what scientists, engineers, and other researchers actually need to know about programming in order to make their work more shareable, more reproducible, more likely to be correct, and more efficient. He will also discuss practices that the DataONE community and similar groups may be able to use to help researchers deal with large or messy data in a broad range of disciplines.

Biography: 
DWSGreg Wilson is the co-founder of Software Carpentry, a crash course in computing skills for scientists and engineers. He has worked for 30 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing and two for children. Greg received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh in 1993.
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