University of Arizona

May 30-31, 2019

8:30am - 5:00pm

Instructors: Erin Becker, François Michonneau, Sarah Stevens, Jason Williams

Helpers: Ryan Bartelme, Upendra Devisetty, Alison Harrington, Cesar Medina, Xue Pan, Sateesh Peri, Travis Struck

General Information

REGISTRATION: Please register at: Google Sheet Registration

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: 1500 E University Blvd. Tucson, AZ. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 30-31, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email Jason Williams for more information about workshop content and Uwe Hilgert, for information on local logistics.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Genomics workshop

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


R scripts written during the workshop


Thanks to the following sponsors of this workshop



To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the software described below. Please make sure to install everything and try opening it to make sure it works before the start of your workshop. If you run into any problems, please feel free to email the instructor or arrive early to your workshop on the first day. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.

Accounts needed for workshop

This workshop will be hosted using CyVerse resources.