Upcoming Training Workshops

RIS and Becker Library host a series of Computing Basics workshops. These virtual workshops are designed for those without experience using the Unix Command Line Interface (CLI), Docker container technology, and High-Performance Computing (HPC).  Each workshop will occur on Zoom from 1 PM to 2:30 PM on the dates below. Additional workshops will vary in time as they are offered. Additional workshops may be offered at other times and in person.

Registration is required to attend; click on a workshop title to register.


Computing Basics

Introduction to LabArchives Inventory

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | bi-monthly on Tuesdays

An introduction to the benefits that LabArchives Inventory offers researchers by streamlining the organization, tracking, and ordering lab inventory.


 Intro to LabArchives ELN

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Every Thursday

Learn the benefits that LabArchives offers researchers and how it can easily be integrated into your research data management toolkit. Topics include creating notebooks, adding and managing your data, notebook access controls, collaboration tools, and export options.


Introduction to LabArchives Scheduler

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm |bi-monthly on Tuesdays

For current LabArchives Scheduler Administrators looking to learn more about advanced features, including Credits, Billing, Accessories, Custom Attributes, and additional customizations.


Basic Python for Beginners

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | June 20, 2024

Learn about the programming language and basic Python code for some common data analysis tasks. Popular Python libraries used for data exploration, manipulation, and graphing on data frames will be introduced.


Basic R for Beginners

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | June 25, 2024

 Learn about the R programming language, R data objects, and basic R code for some common data analysis tasks. A small example dataset will be used to demonstrate data exploration, manipulation, and visualization using built-in functions available in base R.


Getting Started with Open On Demand (OOD)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | September 4, 2024

Attendees will learn how to use the OOD web interface to connect to and interact with RIS’s Scientific Compute platform and access various software for running jobs on the system.


Getting Started with the Command Line

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | September 11, 2024

The session will introduce the Unix command line interface, the Unix file system, and basic Unix commands to those without experience with Unix. Attendees will learn to create, explore, and manage Unix files and folders.


Getting Started with High-Performance Computing

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | September 18, 2024

This session will introduce high-performance computing and a variety of software applications used in HPC environments, including text editors, shell and batch scripts, Docker container technology, and the ssh protocol.


Getting Started with the Scientific Compute Platform

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | September 25, 2024

This session will introduce the queue system and basic queue system commands for submitting and executing jobs on the Scientific Compute Platform. Attendees will learn how to use Docker images and queue system commands to submit and process jobs.

Visit Becker’s Research Computing to learn about other workshop offerings.


Previous Workshop Recordings and Resources