Data Carpentries Workshop on Ecology in Python Is March 6-7

Michigan Tech is hosting an online Data Carpentry workshop on Ecology in Python on March 6-7, 2023, daily from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET. The workshop is free for all Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff.

Please register by Friday, February 24, 2023. Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly. Confirmation of your registration will be emailed Tuesday, February 28.

Register here. 

This workshop uses an ecology dataset and teaches data analysis and visualization in Python.

There are no prerequisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools.

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. 

You do not need to have participated in the Software Carpentry workshop to participate in this new Data Carpentry workshop. Learners are expected to commit to attending the entire workshop.

This is one of a series of such workshops to be held this spring. Additional announcements will be made for these future events as they are confirmed. The current schedule is below.

  • Completed Feb. 20-24th 3-5:30pm, Software Carpentries in Python, online 
  • Mar. 6-7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Data Carpentries: Ecology in Python, online 
  • Tentative Mar. 20-24, 3-5:30 p.m., Software Carpentries in R, online 
  • Tentative May 22-23, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Data Carpentries: Ecology in R, in person 

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The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. They teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they have learned to their own work. I am really excited about using the Data Carpentry curriculum here to help our graduate students and faculty become more efficient in their research.