Software Carpentry Workshop at PyConZA 2016: 5 & 6 October in Cape Town

16 Sep 2016 - 13:45

Would you like to make your data analysis more efficient and reproducible?

The Software Carpentry Foundation is an international organisation
which helps scientists and engineers to get more research done in less
time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for
scientific computing. In the past few years, local volunteers have run
several successful Software Carpentry workshops right here in South

In October, a workshop will be run in Observatory, Cape Town in
association with PyConZA, the annual conference of the South African
Python developer community.

This hands-on workshop is aimed at graduate students, faculty and
other researchers, and will cover the basics of automating tasks with
Python and the Unix shell, as well as version control with Git.  You
can find out more about the workshop materials on the Software
Carpentry website, .

You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will
be presented at the workshop! We will be teaching beginner-level
material suitable for programming novices.  We invite researchers with
more programming experience to sign up as helpers (please contact us

Workshop participation costs R500 per person; refreshments will be provided.

To purchase tickets or obtain more information, please visit our
workshop website, . You
can find out more about the PyConZA conference at

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
The PyConZA SWC team