Free Software Carpentry Workshop in Python Is December 11-12

An in-person Software Carpentry Workshop in Python will take place December 11-12, 2023, each day from 9 am to 5 pm, in GLRC 202. The workshop is free for all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff. Please note that learners are expected to commit to attending the entire workshop.

This workshop curriculum includes:

  • Building Programs with Python
  • Automating Tasks with Unix Shell
  • Version Control with Git

The target audience for the workshop is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. The instructors will prioritize the creation of a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. However, even those with some experience will benefit from the workshop, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible.

Learners should plan to bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) for which learners have administrative privileges. Participants will be asked to install a few specific software packages. Instructions will be provided.

Please register by Sunday, December 3, 2023. Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly. Confirmation of your registration will be emailed on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Questions? Please email Associate Professor Laura Brown at