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NeSI Software Carpentry Workshop Massey (Palmerston North)

New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 at 8:30 am - Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 4:30 pm (NZST)

NeSI Software Carpentry Workshop Massey (Palmerston...

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New Zealand eScience Infrastructures (NeSI) is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Massey University in running a Software Carpentry workshop at the University Manawatu Campus on June 23-25, 2015.

Software Carpentry's aim is to teach researchers basic computing concepts and skills so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. 

Our curriculum includes:

Day 1 a.m: Automating tasks with the Unix shell    Day 2 a.m: Version control with Git 
Day 1 p.m: Building programmes with Python

   Day 2 p.m: Review and open session 

Our instructors are scientists like yourselves:

John Rugis has worked at NSCL, the super-conducting cyclotron lab at Michigan State University, as well as for Hewlett-Packard Research and Development in the USA. John is currently working for the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) as a computational scientist collaborating in biomedical cell modelling.

Sung Bae has a background in algorithm research and has worked as a software engineer for Allied Telesis and at ARANZ Geo in New Zealand. Sung is currently working for the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) as a scientific programmer.

Richard Brown is an applied mathematician with research interests in mathematical modelling and high performance computing. He has previously worked as a postdoc at the BlueFern High Performance Computing Unit in Christchurch. Richard now works as a Mathematics lecturer at Massey university. 

Software Carpentry's teaching is hands-on, so participants are required to bring their own laptops. (We will provide instructions on setting up the required software several days in advance.)  

See for information about this workshop in particular, or  for information about Software Carpentry. And please have a look at the topic lesson plan templates at  to make sure that you are happy with the content and level.

The cost for the workshop free however registrations are limited and essential. To register, please click 'Regsiter ' button above. 

We encourage participants to sign up in pairs or groups, so that you have support applying what you've learned after the workshop.

If you would like more information, please email:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Have questions about NeSI Software Carpentry Workshop Massey (Palmerston North)? Contact New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

When & Where

Massey University Manawatu Campus
University Avenue
Palmerston North, 4474
New Zealand

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 at 8:30 am - Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 4:30 pm (NZST)

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New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

NeSI - New Zealand eScience Infrastructure - is New Zealand's computing research infrastructure. We provide high performance computers and support systems to enable the country's researchers to tackle the world's largest problems.

NeSI's strengths surround High Performance Computing. We place strong emphasis on both the technical aspects, such as providing excellent hardware and software, and the human aspects, such as support and training.

If you would like any further information please contact the NeSI Engagement Team through or if you have questions specific to our training:

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