Software Carpentry

Software Carpentry is a volunteer organization whose goal is to make scientists more productive, and their work more reliable, by teaching them basic computing skills. Founded in 1998, it runs short, intensive workshops that cover program design, version control, testing, and task automation. The Software Carpentry Foundation was created in October 2014 to act as a governing body for the project.

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A hackathon is short conference which involves intense bursts of collaborative activity through project work, usually in groups, on a particular topic. Participants join to network, problem-solve, present information and learn more about the subject matter.

The eScience Institute has hosted Astrohackweek, Geohackweek, ImageXD, Neurohackweek and will host Oceanhackweek in 2018.

Scientific Computing with Python

Graduate seminar course offered jointly through the UW Astronomy & Applied Math departments designed as a comprehensive introduction to scientific computing in Python, geared toward graduate students, postdocs, and researchers in scientific fields which depend on analysis of large datasets.

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Community Data Science Workshops (CDSW)

The CDSWs are a series of workshops designed to introduce some of the basic tools of programming and analysis of data from online communities to absolute beginners. The CDSW have been held four times in Seattle in 2014 and 2015. So far, more than 80 people have volunteered their weekends to teach more than 350 people to program in Python, to build datasets from Web APIs, and to ask and answer questions using these data.

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