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CEREO June 2015

Success of CEREO-sponsored Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops in Spring 2015

CEREO received enthusiastic feedback on the two workshops it hosted during the Spring 2015 semester.  These workshops were aimed at increasing scientific productivity and reproducibility by teaching researchers fundamental software skills and best practice techniques for working with and analyzing data.  The Software Carpentry workshop (April 27-28, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Karl Broman (University of Wisconsin- Madison) taught participants new techniques for data management and version control using R and Git.  The Data Carpentry workshop (May 14-15, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Naupaka Zimmerman (ASU) covered aspects of data processing and analysis using R, SQL, Excel, and OpenRefine.

A summary of material covered and an assessment report of the two workshops can be found here.