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 (email@example.com), Research Software & Computing Training Specialist.
--The PICSciE Training Staff
Virtual Workshop Logistics
Please read the following information about virtual workshop logistics --- in particular the sections about technical prerequisites for hands-on workshops --- BEFORE registering.
Spring 2021 Virtual Workshops
The Princeton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering (PICSciE) and OIT's Research Computing, in collaboration with the University Library and Data & Statistical Services (DSS), is offering a series of instructor-led workshops on programming and commonly used research software tools.
Registration happens via the broader Princeton Training site and is now open. Note that an active Princeton NetID is required to register for and to attend our sessions, as well as to view Zoom recordings. If you are a Princeton affiliate without a NetID, or if you are affiliated with a partner institution (e.g. PPPL or IAS), please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether we can accommodate you.
Topics and schedule of workshops
The table below shows a complete listing of the Spring 2021 workshops in chronological order. Clicking on a workshop's title will take you to a course description and other event details for that workshop. Additional workshops may be added, so please check the schedule frequently.
|Title||Needs advance setup?||Date(s)||Time(s)||Instructor|
|Intro to the Linux Command Line
(2 parts -- attend both parts)
|Yes||Tue Mar 02
Thu Mar 04
|1:15 PM-4:15 PM
1:15 PM-4:15 PM
|Intro to Data Analysis
|Yes||Wed Mar 03||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Oscar Torres-Reyna|
|Yes||Thu Mar 04||4:30 PM-6:00 PM||Jonathan Halverson|
|Intro to Data Analysis
|Yes||Wed Mar 10||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Oscar Torres-Reyna|
|Getting Started with the
Research Computing Clusters
|Yes||Wed Mar 10||2:00 PM-5:00 PM||Carolina Roe-Raymond,
|Removing the Tedium from Your
|Yes||Thu Mar 11||4:30 PM-6:30 PM||Jonathan Halverson|
|Intro to Version Control Using Git||Yes||Fri Mar 12||10:00 AM-4:00 PM||Gabe Perez-Giz|
|Level-Up Your MATLAB||Yes||Fri Mar 19||3:00 PM-5:00 PM||An-Ya Olson|
|A Primer on Amazon Web Services (AWS)||No||Thu Mar 25||4:30 PM-6:00 PM||Irene Kopaliani|
|Continuous Integration and Automated
Software Testing with Git and Jenkins
|No||Mon Mar 29||11:00 AM-12:00 PM||David Luet|
|Managing Python with Conda on the
|Yes||Thu Apr 01||4:30 PM-6:00 PM||Gabe Perez-Giz|
|Intro to the Machine Learning Libraries||Yes||Thu Apr 08||4:30 PM-6:30 PM||Jonathan Halverson|
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The Maps and Geospatial Information Center (MAGIC), associated with the Princeton University Library, offers a variety of instructor-led virtual workshops on using QGIS and ArcGIS Pro. Please see their roster here.
Prerequisites and Advance Setup
Many of our workshops have knowledge prerequisites and/or require advance setup of hardware or software. Please read the workshop descriptions carefully and make sure you have satisfied any requirements well in advance. A guide to help with advance setup for some workshops, along with a list of overarching requirements for Zoom workshops, can be found on our virtual workshop requirements page.
Please note that, because of the logistical challenges it entails, there will be no troubleshooting of setup issues during the virtual workshops!
Recordings and workshop materials
Workshop materials and recordings of many of the Zoom sessions will be posted approximately 1-2 weeks after the end of each workshop (you will see a link in the menu at left titled "Spring 2021 Workshop Materials"). Note that some instructors request that their sessions not be recorded.
Pre-recorded Virtual Workshops
PICSciE has also archived recordings and presentation materials on a broader range of topics related to research computing. Although not as useful as participating in a real-time instructor-led training, researchers and staff may find these materials useful as self-paced training, or as reference to peruse before or after attending a "live" virtual sessions.
- Fall 2020 Workshops -- archives of our Fall 2020 Zoom workshops. Note that not all sessions were recorded.
- Winter 2021 Bootcamp -- PICSciE, in conjunction with CSML, also offered an intensive two-week training on a range of beginning to advanced computing topics during January 2021. A catalogue of those sessions, including presentation materials and recordings (when available), can be found on the Winter 2021 Research Computing Bootcamp website.
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