Accepting Applications: Summer Institute on Cyberinfrastructure for SES

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Mar 22, 2018


The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications to a short course on data and coding skills for socio-environmental synthesis. The 5th annual Summer Institute will be held July 24-27 at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland. The short course will combine lectures, hands-on computer labs, and project consultation designed to accelerate the adoption of cyber resources for all phases of data-driven research and dissemination.

Over the four (optionally five, see below) day course, participants will receive instruction on scripting complete data pipelines and implementing distributed workflows within the RStudio development environment. Individual lessons will focus on widely applicable data skills (i.e. data wrangling, relational databases, GIS and visualization) and programming languages (i.e. R, Python, and JavaScript). The open source and reproducible research principles are an overarching theme of SESYNC training initiatives, so the tools we present will be accessible to all researchers in their home institutes. Participants are required to bring work-in-progress for project specific consultations with SESYNC computing and scientific staff. Our team can provide advice on a wide range of workflow and methodological challenges to advance specific project objectives.

Through this short course, participants should expect to:

  • learn new scientific computing skills
  • overcome project hurdles
  • gain coding confidence
  • have fun

Learn more about the course and apply, here.

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