On 22nd and 23rd October The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) hosted the Software Carpentry face-to-face Instructors Training. The course was taught by Greg Wilson, the founder of Software Carpentry and Bill Mills, the Mozilla Science Lab Community Manager. For two days 39 people learnt how to effectively teach essential lab skills for computational science.

This intense course covered a number of topics: from modern teaching methods such as lesson planning and peer instruction to the particularities of Software and Data Carpentry training infrastructure. Collaborative development of training materials was also discussed.

The event helps to grow the pool of certified instructors who can deliver Software and Data Carpentry training across Europe. Software and Data Carpentry workshops have received very positive reception among many life science researchers. ELIXIR UK is supporting the development of both initiatives within other ELIXIR Nodes. The activities are led by the two ELIXIR UK Training sectors: Data Curation & Standards and ICT & Software.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, October 23, 2014 (All day)
The Genome Analysis Centre
United Kingdom