This year at SciPy 2015 Software Carpentry is excited to be running a full two-day workshop during the tutorials that precede the main conference. We'll be covering our standard topics of shell, introductory Python, and version control with Git. We'll also be teaching a unit introducing the basic libraries of scientific Python. Attendees need not have any experience with the topics we cover.
We have our usual goals of helping scientists do more in less time with less pain, but at SciPy we also have a bonus goal of easing Python novices into the conference. A technical conference can present a steep learning curve to people unfamiliar with the field and we hope that a Software Carpentry workshop beforehand will give attendees a boost before wading into the conference deluge by exposing them to basic Python concepts and fundamental scientific Python libraries.
There is still plenty of room in the Software Carpentry tutorial, so if this seems useful to you please register with SciPy. And if you know anyone who would benefit from a workshop and would be interested in the conference please share this with them. Hope to see you in Austin!