ARCHER Software Carpentry boot camp at Imperial College London
Posted: 9 Jul 2014 | 12:04
ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service EPCC is running a two-day Software Carpentry boot camp at Imperial College London, UK, on 16-17 September.
Software Carpentry boot camps help researchers become more productive by teaching software development skills that enable more to be done in less time, and with less pain. We will cover skills including version control, task automation, good programming practice and automated testing. These are skills that, in an ideal world, researchers would master before tackling anything with "cloud" or "peta" or "HPC" in their name, skills that enable researchers to optimise their time and provide them with a secure basis to optimise and parallelise their code.
This course is being run by EPCC, as part of the ARCHER service, and Imperial College London. The course is a collaboration with Software Carpentry, a Mozilla Science Lab initiative. EPCC's ARCHER team plans to run another boot camp in Edinburgh this December.