Training

COVID-19 UPDATE

Traditionally, PICSciE has held interactive and hands-on live workshops and mini-courses. Due to COVID-19, we at PICSciE have been adapting workshops to a remote format (when feasible) delivered over Zoom. Until further notice, all PICSciE training workshops will be virtual. While we will strive to preserve the quality and overall feel of our in-person workshops, the Zoom experience does present some challenges for delivering hands-on training compared to being live with your peers in a room, and expectations should be calibrated accordingly.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unusual period as we strive to continue providing computing training to the Princeton community.  If you have comments or questions, please email Gabe Perez-Giz (gabe.perezgiz@princeton.edu), Research Software & Computing Training Specialist.

--The PICSciE Training Staff

 

    Summer 2020 Virtual Workshops

    The Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering (PICSciE), in collaboration with OIT's Research Computing and other departments including Data & Statistical Analysis, Geosciences, Office of Population Research, Physics and PPPL, offers a series of workshops each semester on programming and commonly used research software tools.  The current schedule for virtual workshops is below.

    Registration is now open at www.princeton.edu/trainingNote that registration for these events is  limited and you may end up on a waiting list.  Additional events and/or additional sessions of the events below may be added later, depending on staff availability.

    Please read the section beneath the schedule that explains logistics for our virtual workshops (including what participants must setup in advance). Further logistical details (including Zoom links for each workshop) will be emailed to registrants approximately 24-48 business hours before each event.

    Questions? Email rcinfo@princeton.edu .

    Title Date Time Instructor
    Learning to Speak Cloud (Webinar) Thu Jul 16 2:00-3:00 PM Irene Kopaliani
    Intro to the Linux Command Line (Hands-on)
    Section I, 3 parts (attend all 3 parts)
    Register for Sec. I or II, not both
    Mon Jul 20
    Tue Jul 21
    Wed Jul 22
    2:00-4:00 PM
    2:00-4:00 PM
    2:00-4:00 PM
    Gabe Perez-Giz
    Follow the Money: Best Practices for Cloud Optimization (Webinar) Thu Jul 23 2:00-3:00 PM Irene Kopaliani
    Intro to the Linux Command Line (Hands-on)
    Section II, 3 parts (attend all 3 parts)
    Register for Sec. I or II, not both
    Mon Jul 27
    Tue Jul 28
    Wed Jul 29
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Gabe Perez-Giz
    Getting Started with the Research Computing Clusters (Hands-on)
    Section I
    Register for Sec. I or II, not both
    Mon Jul 27 1:00-4:00 PM Gabe Perez-Giz
    Azure Fundamentals (Hands-on) Thu Jul 30 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Irene Kopaliani
    Getting Started with the Research Computing Clusters (Hands-on)
    Section II
    Register for Sec. I or II, not both
    Thu Jul 30 1:00-4:00 PM Gabe Perez-Giz

     

    Virtual Workshop Logistics

    Registration and Zoom links

    As with in-person workshops, our virtual events still require registration at  www.princeton.edu/training. Only individuals with active Princeton NetIDs may register for and attend our remote workshops.

    A Zoom link for the workshop goes out to registrants and some waitlisted users (see below) by email, usually 24-48 business hours before the start of a workshop.

    Many workshops have limited enrollments. Others (often the same ones) have heavy hands-on components. Please do not register for a workshop unless you can attend the full workshop and participate actively! You will be taking a slot from someone more ready to profit from the event. Don't worry -- we re-offer the same workshops periodically , and we make most workshop materials available for offline consumption.

    If a workshop is full, the registration form will add you to a waitlist. We sometimes have advance cancellations -- when this happens, the next person on the waitlist will be automatically registered for the event and notified by email.

    We also have occasional no-shows once the workshop starts. The first few people on the waitlist will also be sent the Zoom link the morning of the workshop. If they choose to, they can come to the "Zoom waiting room" before the start of the workshop to see whether we have any no-shows and thus open seats. We make no guarantees that any slots will be available, so this is purely at the waitlisted person's discretion.

    Prerequisites and advance setup

    This guide describes overarching prerequisites and setup instructions for virtual workshops. To minimize the need for troubleshooting, workshop registrants should read that guide and follow the instructions at least 72 hours in advance their workshop.

    Setup Assistance

    Users who try to set up on their own but find that they could use assistance before their workshop may register for and attend one of our separate catch-all "Setup Sessions" for guidance from PICSciE staff:

    • Thu  July 16, 10:30 am -- 12:00 pm (limited to 15 people)
    • Wed July 22, 10:30 am -- 12:00 pm (limited to 15 people)

    These setup sessions also require registration at www.princeton.edu/training (at least 24 hours before the setup session).

    In-workshop troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting technical issues (e.g. hardware/software setups, connecting to the Adroit training cluster, etc) is challenging and interruptive over Zoom, not to mention demanding on our human resources. Different workshops will handle troubleshooting differently:

    • Some workshops do not require troubleshooting -- these are usually more webinar-style workshops without hands-on pieces. A basic familiarity with Zoom suffices.
       
    • Some workshops will offer in-session troubleshooting, within limits (these usually have extremely limited enrollments). Some technical issues are simply too cumbersome to resolve in a timely way in real time, so we make no guarantees that technical issues will be resolved sufficiently to allow an attendee to continue participating fully actively in the workshop.
       
    • Some workshops offer no in-session troubleshooting whatsoever (but they usually also accommodate larger enrollments). Workshops in this category state their no-troubleshooting policy clearly in their course descriptions (under "Hardware/software Prerequisites"). Prospective participants should be aware before registering that they will need to handle setup on their own (or attend a setup session in advance for assistance) by following our general guide in addition to any more specific instructions emailed out before the workshop and that, if any technical stumbling blocks arise, they will likely be unable to participate fully in hands-on portions of the workshop.
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    Weekly Help Sessions

    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    10:30 am Jul 7, 2020 to 11:30 am Jul 7, 2020
     
     

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Preparing Data For Publication

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    12:00 pm Jul 9, 2020 to 1:00 pm Jul 9, 2020
     

    Weekly Help Sessions

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    Weekly Help Sessions

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    Setup Help for PICSciE Workshops

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    10:30 am Jul 16, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 16, 2020
     

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Data Management Plans: Funder Compliance and Beyond

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    12:00 pm Jul 16, 2020 to 1:00 pm Jul 16, 2020
     

    Weekly Help Sessions

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    2:00 pm Jul 16, 2020 to 3:00 pm Jul 16, 2020
     

    Learn to Speak Cloud

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    2:00 pm Jul 20, 2020 to 4:00 pm Jul 20, 2020
     

    Weekly Help Sessions

    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    10:30 am Jul 21, 2020 to 11:30 am Jul 21, 2020
     

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    2:00 pm Jul 21, 2020 to 4:00 pm Jul 21, 2020
     

    Set-up Help for PICSciE Workshops

    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    10:30 am Jul 22, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 22, 2020
     

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    2:00 pm Jul 22, 2020 to 4:00 pm Jul 22, 2020
     

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Managing Research Data

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    12:00 pm Jul 23, 2020 to 1:00 pm Jul 23, 2020
     

    Weekly Help Sessions

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    2:00 pm Jul 23, 2020 to 3:00 pm Jul 23, 2020
     

    Follow the Money: Best Practices for Cloud Cost Optimization

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    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section II, 7/27-7/29

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    10:00 am Jul 27, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 27, 2020
     

    Getting Started with the Princeton Clusters, Section I, 7/27

    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    1:00 pm Jul 27, 2020 to 4:00 pm Jul 27, 2020
     

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section II, 7/27-7/29

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    10:00 am Jul 28, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 28, 2020
     

    Weekly Help Sessions

    10:30 am to 11:30 am
    10:30 am Jul 28, 2020 to 11:30 am Jul 28, 2020
     

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section II, 7/27-7/29

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    10:00 am Jul 29, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 29, 2020
     

    Azure Fundamentals

    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    10:00 am Jul 30, 2020 to 12:00 pm Jul 30, 2020
     

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Data Wrangling: How to Keep Your Data Workflows Orderly and Efficient

     

    Getting Started with the Princeton Clusters, Section II, 7/30

    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    1:00 pm Jul 30, 2020 to 4:00 pm Jul 30, 2020
     

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    Upcoming Trainings

    Setup Help for PICSciE Workshops

    Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Data Management Plans: Funder Compliance and Beyond

    Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Learn to Speak Cloud

    Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Set-up Help for PICSciE Workshops

    Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section I, 7/20-7/22

    Wed, Jul 22, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Princeton Research Data Service Workshop Series: Managing Research Data

    Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Follow the Money: Best Practices for Cloud Cost Optimization

    Thu, Jul 23, 2020, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Intro to the Linux Command Line, Section II, 7/27-7/29

    Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

    Getting Started with the Princeton Clusters, Section I, 7/27

    Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Remote Learning

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