Software Carpentry trains the trainers

tl;dr? The Software Carpentry train-the-trainers workshop in Toronto this past M-W was just fantastic. I can’t recommend it enough. A bit of background: Software Carpentry is a project to teach scientists to use computing more effectively. Started by Greg Wilson about 16 years ago, the project has progressed through many different moults, including attempts to …

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Thoughts on bioinformatics training suites

I’ve started to think more broadly about bioinformatics training, and after some conversations with Vicky Schneider-Gricar at TGAC, Terri Atwood at GOBLET, and others, I thought I’d write down some thoughts on bioinformatics classrooms. In particular, what kind of compute infrastructure is needed? Before I get started, my assumptions and interests are as follows: Many …

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