Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Software Carpentry is a two-day workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24 in Willis Library, Room 443.
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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.
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.
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 Mark is a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Information Science PhD program in the UNT College of Information.
Pamela Andrews is a Repository Librarian in the Digital Curation Unit at UNT Libraries. Pamela works with UNT faculty, staff, and students to make their scholarship more broadly accessible through inclusion in the UNT Scholarly Works Collection. She earned a Master's degree in English from the University of Central Florida and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University.
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.
Jason Ellis is a Programmer for the UNT Libraries' Digital Libraries. Jason creates and maintains web sites associated with the UNT Libraries, including The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library. Jason has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and an Associate of Applied Science degree in software development from Brookhaven College.
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!
The workshop will be hands-on and is open to students, faculty, and staff who want to improve their programming skills.