Software Carpentry Workshop

November 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. (CET)

Time: November 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. (CET) – November 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (CET)
  University of Stuttgart, Campus Vaihingen, Pfaffenwaldring 7, Room 2.157
Maximum number of participants: 40
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Sustainable, systematic and comprehensive research data management (RDM) is becoming more and more important to ensure long-term data traceability and reproducibility of research findings. It will enable us to ensure research produces good-quality findings that can be reproduced by others. Therefore, SimTech is hosting a Software Carpentry workshop.

Software Carpentry teaches skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they have learned to their own work. This workshop is a hands-on, two-day event that covers the core basic skills needed to be productive in research and will include short tutorials alternating with practical exercises.

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students (counts as soft skill workshop) as well as other researchers.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed.

Content: In this two-day workshop you will learn how to automate tasks with the Unix shell, programme in Python (basics). Further topics will be bash, with a focus on loops, pipelines and scripting as well as git, github (for version control) and SQL. For further information on the schedule and syllabus please click here.

Monah Abou Alezz is a third year PhD student in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of Pavia, Italy. He is carrying out his research project in a Bioinformatics laboratory at the Institute of Genetics in Pavia. His project is focused on the study of a class of genes in neurodegenerative diseases, personalised medicine in addition to the characterization of their features using bioinformatic approaches and various computational tools.
Luca di Stasio is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He is currently focusing (mostly) on computational modeling of fiber reinforced polymer composites and has a strong background in numerical methods for engineering applications, and particularly for modeling of material behavior.

Registration: Space is limited to 40 participants and it will likely fill quickly. We kindly welcome researchers from other institutes. However, please note that preference is given to SimTech researchers. Please register via and indicate your institute and if SimTech related.

Questions: In case you require further information or have questions concerning the workshop's content please contact us via

*This is an introductory course, so you do not need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.


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