North-West University's eResearch Initiative is proud to present our first local Software Carpentry workshop in collaboration with IT@NWU and NWU Faculty of Engineering.

Our instructors will join from North-West University, University of the Western Cape, and University of Cape Town. We would like to invite postgraduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, and researchers affiliated with the North-West University to join us at this exciting multi-disciplinary event.

Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

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