ARCHER Software Carpentry workshop at EPCC
Posted: 7 Oct 2014 | 13:14
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, we are running a two-day Software Carpentry workshop here at EPCC from 3-4 December.
Software Carpentry workshops 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 workshop is being run by EPCC, as part of the ARCHER service. The course is a collaboration with EPCC's PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC), and Software Carpentry, a Mozilla Science Lab initiative. EPCC's ARCHER team plans to run further Software Carpentry workshops throughout 2015.