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Pankaj Dey

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MIT Practial Computing Tutorials for Earth Scientists (PraCTES)
« on: January 11, 2020, 10:46:51 AM »
The PraCTES workshop is a series of demos and hands-on tutorials for practical computing by earth scientists and for earth scientists. The goal of the workshop is to introduce practical computational tools and concepts so that earth scientists can spend more doing science and less time debugging data analysis code, processing large data sets, deciphering model source code, and other frustrating and time-consuming tasks of modern earth science research. We aim to make the workshop accessible and useful to scientists with all levels of programming proficiency and will cover topics ranging from introductory concepts in programming to state-of-the-art software tools for wrangling big data on the Cloud.

Each two-hour session will be highly interactive: instructors will swap between presenting background information on topics (e.g. What is an Earth System Model? How does github work behind the scenes?), demonstrating computing concepts with live demos and leading hands-on code tutorials and exercises, which attendees can follow along with in real-time on their personal laptops. Attendees should feel free to opt-in and opt-out at whichever point in the curriculum they feel is appropriate. Whenever possible, our demos and hands-on tutorials will be agnostic of programming language and earth science subfield, recognizing the many ways in which people engage with computation in earth science. To get the most out of the workshop, bring a laptop and follow along!
https://github.com/PraCTES/MIT-PraCTES
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