UCSF - Intro to Basic Programming for Scientists: Unix, Git, Python

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San Francisco, CA 94158

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  1. This introductory workshop is for novices and beginners with little to no programming experience. Expect a slow pace and going over basics and fundamentals of Unix, Git, and Python programming.

  2. The lessons we use are all from Software Carpentry. They're free, open source, and available online: https://software-carpentry.org/lessons/ (It is neither expected nor required to review the lessons before the workshop.)

  3. This workshop is 2 days long, covering: 25% Unix Shell, 25% Git, 50% Python. Plan to come to both days of the workshop. The lessons build on one another.

  4. Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct: We are committed to creating a friendly and respectful place for learning, teaching and contributing. All participants in our events and communications are expected to show respect and courtesy to others.

-- No refunds. If for any reason you can no longer attend the workshop, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or colleague. --

Course Overview

This event, brought to you by the UCSF Library Data Science Initiative and UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, is an example-driven two-day boot camp taught by volunteers who are fellow scientists and programmers. The workshops will introduce the basics of Unix Shell and Git, along with Python. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions.

Participants must bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer.

Schedule

This two-day boot camp will run on Sept 27-28 from 9:30am- 5pm each day. The lessons will build on each other. Plan to come to both days of the workshop.

Sample schedule and topics are available below. The actual lessons will vary depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructors. These sample lessons are meant to be ambitious and the actual lessons will not cover every item in the sample lesson plan.

Sample Day One
AM: Intro to Unix Shell
PM: Intro to Beginning Python (Part 1)

Sample Day Two:
AM: Intro to version control with Git
PM: Intro to Beginning Python (Part 2)

If you encounter any trouble with setup or installation please email the instructors using the "Contact" information on these pages.

Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Registration Info

You must have a valid UCSF email address to register. Participants should bring their own laptop to work on. This should be a "real" laptop - not a Chromebook, tablet, etc. You should also be sure to have admin privileges on this computer.

Please note that we cannot give refunds. If you register and can no longer attend feel free to give your ticket to a friend or colleague.



FAQs:

Q: Who would NOT find this course useful?

A: Intermediate and advanced Python users and those who don't want to learn Unix Shell and Git. This course is geared towards beginners with little or no programming experience. While you're welcome to attend if you need to brush up on the basics, these lessons will teach Unix Shell and Git and are not designed for intermediate or advanced R users.

Q: Who are the instructors?

A: Our instructors are volunteers, trained by Software Carpentry. In the past, we’ve had current and former UCSF-affiliates as instructors.

Q: I can’t attend this workshop because I have a conflict with the date. When’s the next workshop?

A: We try to have a workshop 3-4 times a year so the next one is never too far off. Subscribe to the monthly Data Science Initiative newsletter or follow @ucsflibdatasci for notifications.

Q: I registered for this workshop, but now have a conflict and can’t attend. Can I get a refund?

A: We cannot give refunds. If for any reason you can no longer attend the workshop, feel free to give your ticket to a friend or colleague.

Q: Registration is full or closed. How do I sign up for the waitlist?

A: Click on the green Tickets button to sign up for the waitlist. You will be automatically notified if you're next on the waitlist. If you don't make it off the waitlist this time, the next workshop will take place next quarter. Subscribe to the monthly Data Science Initiative newsletter or follow @ucsflibdatasci for notifications.

More questions? Email joanna.kang@ucsf.edu

See http://software-carpentry.org for more information about the organization.

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UCSF Mission Hall

550 16th Street

Rooms 1401/1402

San Francisco, CA 94158

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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