Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing

How We're Doing

The first online session for our Indiana University students will run tomorrow afternoon (assuming we can get web conferencing to work—why is this still so hard in 2012?). Meanwhile, our other workshops are filling up quickly:

Site Start Ticketed Space
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute March 26 17 40
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory March 28 40 40
University of Chicago April 2 116 150
Utah State University April 14 26 50
University College London April 30 49 50
Michigan State University May 7 7 40
Newcastle University May 14 9 40
University of British Columbia May 22 40 40

and we are now discussing more workshops at other sites: Purdue, Oklahoma, Paris, Melbourne, and possibly ones in South America and Africa as well. If you'd like us to help organize one where you are, please get in touch.

Later: that's the good news. The news from other fronts is unfortunately not as upbeat. We're stymied issuing badges to people who've completed basic training while we wait for upgrades to the Open Badges site; videos of people solving simple problems have only been trickling in (we have half a dozen, we're aiming for 20-30); and we seem to be chasing our tail with regards to a web-native slideshow tool. I hope the end-of-month status report will be more positive.

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