Events for winter/spring 2023
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Events for winter/spring 2023

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Table of Contents:   WebinarsOnline coursesSFU / UBC Research Commons workshopsOther local bootcamps and workshopsHumanities and social sciences trainingIn-person schools


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

Jan-17Hiding large numbers of files in container overlaysAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Jan-31Introduction to high-performance research computing in RMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)
Feb-14Data management with DataLadIan Percel (UofCalgary)
Feb-28How to create and access MySQL and PostgreSQL databases on DRI systemsGemma Hoad (SFU)
Mar-14Automating the GROMACS analysis tools on HPC systemsOlivier Fisette (USask)
Mar-28Distributed datasets with DataLadAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Apr-11The new R Markdown: authoring dynamic scientific documents with QuartoMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)
May-09Learning Regular Expressions with Smart ToolsJohn Simpson (UofA)
May-23Managing large hierarchical datasets with PyTablesAlex Razoumov (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 lineFeb-02, Feb-09Alex Razoumov
Marie-Hélène Burle
Scientific PythonFeb-23, Mar-02Alex Razoumov
Speeding up computations with parallel RMar-09, Mar-16, Mar-23Marie-Hélène Burle
Introduction to Apptainer containersMar-30Alex Razoumov
3D scientific visualization with ParaViewApr-06, Apr-13Alex Razoumov
Parallel computing in JuliaApr-20, Apr-27, May-11Alex Razoumov
Introduction to Bash command lineMay-18, May-25Marie-Hélène Burle

SFU / UBC Research Commons workshops

We try to run these workshops in-person but sometimes they take place online. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to attend.

Searching the Git historyMarie-Hélène BurleFriday, Jan-20 at UBC Research Commons 
Introduction to Python
(full day)
Marie-Hélène Burle and Alex RazoumovThursday, Jan-26 at SFU Research Commons 
Version control of scientific datasets with DataLadAlex RazoumovThursday, Feb-23 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Feb-24 at UBC Research Commons
Managing large hierarchical datasets with PyTablesAlex RazoumovThursday, Apr-27 at SFU Research CommonsFriday, Apr-28 at UBC Research Commons
Finding pre-trained models for transfer learningMarie-Hélène BurleFriday, May-19 at UBC Research Commons 

Other local bootcamps and workshops

Jan-20 to Feb-09UofA Winter Bootcamp
May-04 to Jun-21UofA Spring Bootcamp

Humanities and social sciences training

Feb-14 to Feb-17HSS Winter Seriesonline
June 5-9 and 12-16DHSI
(Digital Humanities Summer Institute)

In-person schools

May 1-5
(5 days)
UVic spring schoolUVic
June 19-23
(5 days)
SFU summer schoolSFU’s Big Data Hub

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