Event: Software Carpentry Workshop


08/22/16 11:00pm  -  08/23/16 11:00pm




Digital Libraries

About this Event

Come learn how to incorporate programming into your research and your career with UNT Libraries at the Software Carpentry two-day workshop on August 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Willis Library, Room 443.

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Software Carpentry is an internationally active nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach professionals and students the ins and outs of programming so they can be better and more efficient in their field. They host workshops in universities all over the world and this will be the first one held at UNT.

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The workshop will be led by Sarah Clayton, a digital scholarship specialist at the University of Oklahoma and a certified Software Carpentry instructor. Her job centers around helping students and faculty excel in their digital projects, including leading workshops and consultation services. Sarah has a master’s degree in information from the University of Michigan and received her bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University.

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Lauren Ko, the supervisor for the Libraries’ Software Development Unit, will be co-teaching at the workshop. Lauren leads the archiving of UNT websites and works with federal agencies to harvest and store web content. She has a master’s degree in information science and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, both of which she earned at UNT.

The workshop will be hands-on and is open to students, faculty, and staff, specifically those in the College of Information as well as staff who want to improve their programming skills. Members of Women Who Code, a nonprofit whose goal is to support women in technology fields, are also welcome.

Participation in the workshop is free, but register online to secure your ticket. Space is limited to 40 people, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

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