Multi-day intensives

The multi-day intensive is a free training opportunity for Columbia graduate students, postdocs, and Associate Research Scientists who are or will be performing research in Columbia University labs, centers, or classes. This in-person beginner-level intensive occurs over two days and covers foundational skills for computational research, including the UNIX command line, the Git version control system, and a choice of either the Python or R programming languages as staffing allows.

These workshops are designed to meet the needs of students and researchers who are new to computational research methods. Applicants who meet the following criteria are prioritized: 

  • Beginners with little to no computational training or experience
  • Able to commit to the two-day workshop
  • Interest in learning the topics covered

Curriculum Examples

About The Carpentries

Workshop curricula are inspired by The Carpentries, a diverse, global community of volunteer Instructors, helpers, Trainers, Maintainers, champions, member organizations, supporters, and staff who teach foundational coding and data science skills to worldwide researchers. More information can be found regarding Software Carpentries curricula and Data Carpentries curricula.

To learn more about Columbia's relationship with The Carpentries please contact [email protected].