USQ's Software Carpentry with R workshop

25 September 2017, Toowoomba

QCIF's eResearch Analyst at USQ has planned a free, full-day Software Carpentry with 'R' workshop on Monday, 25 September at the Toowoomba campus. Dr Francis Gacenga said spaces are still available, but those wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.

This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation using 'R'.

Dr Gacenga, a Unix and Git expert, will deliver the workshop during USQ Research Week with fellow trainer Dr Rachel King, a statistician and ‘R’ program expert.

This is the third Software Carpentry workshop that Dr Gacenga, Manager of eResearch at USQ, has organised for the university. USQ now has an additional two staff completing Software Carpentry instructor training after attending a QCIF-hosted workshop in Brisbane on 27–28 July, namely Russell Waldron, a Unix expert, and Samanthi Suraweera, an OpenRefine expert. Both will be assisting at this month's USQ Software Carpentry workshop. 

Software Carpentry's mission is to help researchers get more done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for research computing.