Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing

Convergent Evolution

Earlier this week, a Google search turned up a Software Carpentry workshop at the ICHEC in Dublin—which was surprising, because we didn't know they were running one. It turns out they'd reinvented the term independently, though their "carpentry" was a lot more advanced than ours—according to ICHEC's Simon Wong:

Half of the workshop was on software development concept and techniques but specifically aimed at deployment on the cloud, e.g. test-driven development, code management, SQL vs NoSQL databases. The rest of the workshop was more getting the attendees familiarised with various Amazon Web Services (e.g. Elastic MapReduce)

They're planning more workshops of the same kind, and we're hoping to mount one of ours their in the near future as well.

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