Event: Software Carpentry Workshop
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 January 26 and 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Willis Library, Room 443.
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.
The workshop will be led by Lauren Ko, the supervisor for the Libraries’ Software Development Unit and a certified Software Carpentry instructor. 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.
Manuel (Gio) Gottardi is a Programmer for the UNT Libraries’ Software Development Unit. Gio earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science here at UNT and now works at Willis Library on various sites the Library hosts, such as the Portal To Texas History and the Digital Library. On top of daily use of the tools being taught in the workshop, he also has tutoring experience from his work at NCTC.
Mark Phillips is the Associate Dean for Digital Libraries at the UNT Libraries. He works in the area of digital libraries with an interest in digital preservation, Web archiving, and management of metadata. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Oklahoma City University, and a Masters of Information Science from UNT. In addition to his job at the UNT Libraries he is a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD program in the UNT College of Information.
The workshop will be hands-on and is open to students, faculty, and 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!