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CANCELED: Coderspace at ISR with Erin Ware and Armand Burks

a Workshop

Erin Bakshis Ware
Armand Burks (U of M, SI)

Wednesday, 4/1/2020, 10:00am to 11:30am.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: ISR-Thompson 6080

Do you write code for research or class?

Do you sometimes get stuck?

Or, do you want to learn how to code but don't know where to start?

Or, do you just prefer to work in a more social environment? Writing code, or "programming," can be a fun but also challenging and lonely enterprise. Hosted by members of the ISR community, our CoderSpaces are there for you to meet other coders, so you can connect and learn from your coder peers. Participation is open to anyone interested in code, computational social science, data science, engineering, etc. We seek to build a casual and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome regardless of their skill or level of expertise. To participate, bring a laptop and some coding work, or just come and hang out, socialize, and assist others.


Dr. Ware is a self-taught HPC user and excited to host a weekly CoderSpace again! She is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics group at ISR. Her training has been in genetic epidemiology, public health, and statistics using SAS (local), R (server), Linux (on FLUX, MBNI, and other personal servers), batch scripting (SGE, PBS, Slurm). Dr. Ware has taught SAS (data management and statistical modeling) and introductory statistics using R. She is experienced in teaching high performance computing to individuals with limited programming background. This fall semester, she is also teaching SIADS502: math methods for data science for the online master's of data science degree program through the School of Information.

Dr. Burks is a Research Data Scientist in Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) and the School of Information. He specializes in evolutionary computation (genetic programming), and has professional experience in software development and writing cloud analytics. Dr. Burks is available to assist in general programming using C++, Java, and Python, bash commands/scripting, automation of tasks such as data parsing, transformation/conversion, workflow automation, etc., HPC job creation/submission, version control in git, and other related topics.

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