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Software Carpentry: Unix, Git, and Python

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Full course description

Term: Fall 2022

Date: August 8th & 9th, 2022

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm Both days

Location: Umall 2104

Instructors: Nathaniel Porter, Sarah Stamps, Sarah Over, Chreston Miller, Ellie Kohler

Presented By: University Libraries (LIB)



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 for conducting research with data using the Bash Unix shell, version control with Git, and plotting and programming in Python. Learners are expected to attend the full two days.


The workshop is open to anyone. You do not need any programming experience to participate but you will need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted in person on the Blacksburg Campus (room TBD); instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (


For more information on the workshop, visit


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email at least 10 business days prior to the event.