Events for fall 2023
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Events for fall 2023

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Table of Contents:   WebinarsOnline coursesSFU / UBC Research Commons workshopsOther local bootcamps and workshopsIn-person schools


BC DRI + Prairies DRI bi-weekly Research Computing webinars take place every second Tuesday at 11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central.

Sep-19Launching 2023 Visualize This contestAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Oct-03A map of current machine learning frameworksMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)
Oct-17Image-based approach to large-scale visualizationAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Oct-31Essentials of High-Performance Computing for new users: A practical example using hydrological modelsMarcos Cunha-Cordeiro and Befekadu Woldegiorgis (Univ. of Manitoba)
Nov-14Emacs as a programming IDE for Python, R, and JuliaMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)
Nov-28Text analysis in 3DAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Dec-12Version control for data science and machine learning with DVCMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)

Online courses

We offer weekly online sessions on advanced research computing. These sessions take place every Thursday from 10am to noon Pacific and are open to all academic researchers across Canada. Most courses span 3 weeks, although some courses may be shorter or longer.

Please note that these sessions are not recorded, as we want to encourage attendance and live interaction, and we are planning to repeat the most popular / introductory sessions throughout the year.

Introduction to Bash command lineSep-14, Sep-21Marie-Hélène Burle,
Alex Razoumov
Scientific PythonSep-28, Oct-05Alex Razoumov
Speeding up computations in ROct-12, Oct-26, Nov-02Marie-Hélène Burle
Parallel computing in ChapelNov-09, Nov-16Alex Razoumov
Fast computing with JAXNov-30, Dec-07Marie-Hélène Burle
Introduction to Bash command lineDec-14, Dec-21Marie-Hélène Burle,
Alex Razoumov

SFU / UBC Research Commons workshops

This fall the SFU workshops will be taught in-person, and the UBC workshops will be online via Zoom. To register, click on an event in the 3rd or 4th column. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to attend.

Introduction to Python (basic concepts and data structures)Marie-Hélène Burle and Alex RazoumovFriday, Sep-29 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Oct-06 at UBC Research Commons
Introduction to scientific Python (numpy, pandas, xarrays)Marie-Hélène Burle and Alex RazoumovFriday, Oct-20 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Oct-27 at UBC Research Commons
Python for simple data visualizationMarie-Hélène Burle and Alex RazoumovFriday, Nov-17 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Nov-24 at UBC Research Commons
Web scraping with PythonMarie-Hélène Burle and Alex RazoumovFriday, Dec-01 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Dec-08 at UBC Research Commons

Other local bootcamps and workshops

We will be adding workshops here as they are announced at other Western Canadian universities.

Starts Sep-22Univ. of Alberta Fall BootcampOnline

In-person schools

As always, we welcome requests for other training topics and events. Please email suggestions to training at westdri dot ca.