This week at BEACON, two different computing workshops are being taught:
- Bootcamp for Biologists, covering the entry-level basics needed for people interested in taking BEACON’s Computational Science for Evolutionary Biologists
- Software Carpentry: Software Carpentry‘s aim is to teach researchers basic computing concepts and skills so they can get more done in less time, and with less pain.
These workshops are supported by an NSF supplement to the BEACON grant awarded to Titus Brown, who is collaborating with SESYNC (The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) to improve computational training for scientists. The video below summarizes a recent meeting at SESYNC discussing cyberinfrastructure education in biology.
These workshops will be offered again, so if you missed out this time, stay tuned for future announcements!