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Software Carpentry Bootcamp for Bioinformaticians (Adelaide/Melbourne) – UPDATE

Last September 24-26 and October 1-3, the latest Software Carpentry Bootcamps were held in University of Adelaide and Monash University.

These Software Carpentry Bootcamps were designed for Bioinformaticians to enhance their knowledge and skills in programming and software development practices.The bootcamps were delivered using the NeCTAR Research Cloud where each trainee has been given dedicated access to a specific virtual workstation.

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With the use of an automatic provisioning system, each virtual workstations have been preconfigured with the required tools, training materials and computing resources to perform the hands-on exercises.

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On the first day of the bootcamp, the Software Carpentry instructors including the R@CMon team introduced the trainees to Python. The second day was mostly about software testing and documentation. The last day was when the trainees applied their knowledge from the previous sessions into collaborative group exercises.

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Photos taken by Nathan Watson-Haigh (ACPFG).

“Thanks a lot for this information and also your kind efforts in running such a ¬†useful and informative workshop” – Fariborz Sobhanmanesh (Research Engineer, Bioinformatician with CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences Centre)

“I recently attended the SWC bootcamp in Adelaide and found it incredibly useful. Sure there was a lot of information in a short amount of time but the topics covered were practical and very relevant to my daily work. Thanks must go to the presenters and organisers who kept things moving along brilliantly.” – Terry Bertozzi (Research Scientist with the South Australian Museum)

Using the NeCTAR Research Cloud for Delivering Hands-on Bioinformatics Training (Adelaide)

A 1-day training workshop is scheduled for September 27, 2013 in Adelaide.

The training workshop aims to provide attendees relevant hands-on experience in using the NeCTAR Research Cloud for Bioinformatics.
The R@CMon team will be helping in the delivery of this workshop.

For more detailed information (contacts, venue, registration) on the training workshop, visit this BIG SA page.

Upcoming Software Carpentry Bootcamp for Bioinformaticians (Adelaide/Melbourne)

Two Software Carpentry Bootcamps are scheduled for September/October 2013.

The bootcamps are designed for Bioinformaticians to improve their productivity through good programming and software development practices.
The bootcamps will be held in Adelaide on September 2013. and Melbourne on October 2013.
It will be delivered using the NeCTAR Research Cloud and we, the R@CMon team, will be assisting in these bootcamps.

The bootcamps are supported by the following organisations:

Visit the Australian Bioinformatics Network site for details on the bootcamps

More information about the Adelaide bootcamp can be found here.
More information about the Melbourne bootcamp can be found here.

Visit the Software Carpentry site for more information about Software Carpentry and future international bootcamps.