Events for winter/spring 2024
Storm visualized in ParaView

all training

Events for winter/spring 2024

To receive future news and emails about the BC DRI Group and the Prairies DRI Group training events, please subscribe here.

Table of Contents:   WebinarsOnline coursesOther bootcamps and workshopsIn-person schools

Webinars

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

DATETOPICSPEAKER 
Jan-09Command-line image processing with ImageMagickAlex Razoumov (SFU) 
Jan-23AI-powered coding with GitHub CopilotMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU) 
Feb-06no webinar- 
Feb-20Photogrammetry on HPC clustersAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Mar-05Modern Emacs: all those new tools that make Emacs better and fasterMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU) 
Mar-19Things researchers should know before using Generative AIJillian Anderson (SFU) 
Apr-02Lossy data compressionAlex Razoumov (SFU)
Apr-16JAX: a framework for high-performance array computingMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU) 
Apr-30Julia at full tilt: profiling and optimizations (TBC)Paul Schrimpf (UBC) 
May-14DataFrames on steroids with PolarsMarie-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 2 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.

COURSEDATESINSTRUCTOR
Introduction to HPCJan-11, Jan-18Alex Razoumov
Introduction to Apptainer containersJan-25Alex Razoumov
Parallel computing in JuliaFeb-01, Feb-08Alex Razoumov
3D scientific visualization with ParaViewFeb-22, Feb-29Alex Razoumov
Introduction to Bash command lineMar-07, Mar-14Marie-Hélène Burle and Alex Razoumov
Version control with GitMar-21Marie-Hélène Burle
Parallel computing in PythonMar-28, Apr-04Alex Razoumov
Introduction to JAX: a framework for high-performance array computing and automatic differentiationApr-11, Apr-18, Apr-25Marie-Hélène Burle
Introduction to deep learning with Flax, a neural network framework built on JAXMay-02, May-09, May-16Marie-Hélène Burle
Large-scale and remote visualizationMay-23Alex Razoumov

Other bootcamps and workshops

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

DATEEVENTVENUE
Starts Jan-19Univ. of Alberta Winter BootcampOnline
Feb 12-16HSS Winter Series 2024Online
Feb 26-28Introduction to programming with Python (follow-up to the 2024 HSS Winter Series)Online
Feb 26-28Introduction to programming with R (follow-up to the 2024 HSS Winter Series)Online

2024 summer school

SFU’s Research Computing 2024 Summer School will be held on May 27–31, organized jointly with the Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology and hosted by SFU’s Big Data Hub.

We will add full details and open registration in April – please watch this page or consider subscribing to our weekly training newsletter to receive the initial announcement in your mailbox.



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

EVENTS
events