Data Carpentry 2/20

Data Carpentry 2/20 (Monsanto Room, ACES Library):  covers data management and analysis for genomics research including: best practices for organization of bioinformatics projects and data, use of command line utilities, use of command line tools to analyze sequence quality and perform variant calling, and connecting to and using cloud computing.

These two-day hands-on workshops teach you how to:

  • organize your research computationally
  • automate repetitive tasks
  • make your research reproducible
  • help other researchers access your work
  • develop your work collaboratively

MEALS PROVIDED

https://cse.illinois.edu/training/training-technical-computing-workshops

Grants for Preservation of Rare and Unique Recordings

CLIR Recordings at Risk Program 

Amount:  Up to $50,000

Deadline:  February 9, 2018

Guidelines:  RFP

Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.

Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will run four competitions from January 2017 to September 2018 and will award a total of $2.3 million. Awards from the open competitions range from $10,000 to $50,000 and cover costs of preservation reformatting for audio and/or audiovisual content by qualified external service providers.

Recordings at Risk encourages professionals who may be constrained by limited resources and/or technical expertise to take action against the threats of degradation and obsolescence. The program aims to help institutions identify priorities and develop practical strategies for digital reformatting, build relationships with partners, and raise awareness of best practices.

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Software Carpentry Workshop 2/1: Task automation with R and the command line, version control with Git, data management with SQL

Learn about task automation with R and the command line, version control with Git, data management with SQL

These two-day hands-on workshops teach you how to:

  • organize your research computationally
  • automate repetitive tasks
  • make your research reproducible
  • help other researchers access your work
  • develop your work collaboratively

Software Carpentry 1/18: Task automation with Python and the command line, version control with Git

Software Carpentry 1/18 (1030 NCSA): Task automation with Python and the command line, version control with Git

These two-day hands-on workshops teach you how to:
➔ organize your research computationally
➔ automate repetitive tasks
➔ make your research reproducible
➔ help other researchers access your work
➔ develop your work collaboratively

MEALS PROVIDED

https://cse.illinois.edu/training/training-technical-computing-workshops

NCSA Faculty Fellow Makes Breakthrough in Protein Prediction Using Deep Learning

Jian Peng, NCSA Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Illinois and graduate student, Yang Liu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have discovered a major breakthrough in protein structure predictions using deep learning data processed by NCSA’s  Blue Waters supercomputer published in Cell Systems journal.

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Attend the XSEDE HPC Workshop

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP workshop Tuesday, January 9. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

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Attend the Software Carpentry Workshop: Python

This two-day workshop on January 18–19 is an example-driven tutorial on basic computing skills, hosted by NCSA. Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptops to work on—if you require one on loan, please let us know ahead of time and we’ll see if we can help locate one.

Everyone is welcome, and this will be especially useful to graduate students, postdocs, and researchers who have not begun to leverage the power of scripting and version control for reproducible research. We especially encourage members of a course or research group to sign up together to reinforce good habits. Ask your advisor (if you are a research assistant) about development funds from research grants.

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