The DaSH Software Carpentry series is now into its final couple of weeks, and it is great to see so many people keen to improve their knowledge of and skills in data science. This week we will be providing an introduction to Python. We are hoping to build upon the R session from last week and introduce some deeper programming concepts. If you are new to programming then we recommend checking out the python lesson on the Software Carpentry website beforehand (http://swcarpentry.github.io/python-novice-inflammation/). If you found last week difficult then we strongly encourage you to persist, but also suggest you review the previous lessons at (http://software-carpentry.org/lessons.html).
As per previous weeks, Tom and Mike will be in the room from 8:30 to answer any questions with the main session kicking off at 9.
For those who may think data science is only useful if you want to follow a career in research, note that UTas is currently advertising for a Research Systems Support officer in the office of Research Services. This position requires data and research skills including SQL and some bash scripting-type knowledge. You can find the ad for the position on the Utas jobs website (http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/current-vacancies).
Rori Flex Room, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
Friday 24 July, 9:00 am. But don’t forget you can turn up from 8:30 if you have questions.