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60C Event: The Future of Computational Science

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University of Glasgow

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We aim to ensure that people have equal access to public events. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable adjustments, please contact Blair Archibald on 0141 330 1643 or via email (b.archibald.1@research.gla.ac.uk) with your request by close of business on 10/10/17 so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. Due to our hilltop campus, limitations may be encountered.



All events require registration to attend. Please be aware of overlaps in the programme: the Software Carpentry workshop spans both October 16th and 17th.




Main event: The Future of Computational Science

Date/time: 0900 - 1630, October 18th 2017

Location: Senate Room, University of Glasgow (click for Google Map)

Description:

The use of computing in research is prolific: from daily data analyses, to large simulations on supercomputers, it is all around us. To celebrate 60 years of computing at the University of Glasgow, we ask: just how much has computing affected other disciplines? How might it in the future? And how should the future generation of researchers prepare to work with increasingly complex systems?

WIth a mix of speakers, panel discussions, and demonstrations, the Future of Computational Science event brings together an interdisciplinary audience of postgraduate researchers to help answer these questions, and to celebrate how computing is changing the research landscape, enabling some unsolved questions to finally be answered.




Workshop: Software Carpentry Workshop

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Date/time: 0900 - 1700, October 16th-17th 2017

Location: Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow (click for Google Map)

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Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills.

This workshop is hosted by EPCC, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre, and organised in collaboration by ARCHER, the Software Sustainability Institute, and UoE Research Data Service.

ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service we are running a two-day Data Carpentry workshop.

This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.




Tutorial: Using Docker for Reproducible Research

Date/time: 1100 - 1330, October 16th 2017

Location: Rooms 422/423, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow (click for Google Map)

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The Docker tutorial will introduce containers, a portable way to create and deploy standalone applications. Research reproducibility is of concern and Docker can be used to redistribute experiments and validate results.

This tutorial is structured into 3 parts:

1. Introduction to Docker

2. Recreating an existing experiment

3. Packaging and distributing your own experiment

Docker containers are built on top of the Linux OS so familiarity with the command line is recommended. A laptop with a Docker installation is required for this session; Docker is supported by most major operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows 10 Professional).




Talk: An Introduction to Data Visualisation and Tableau

Date/time: 1030 - 1200, October 17th 2017

Location: Senate Room, University of Glasgow (click for Google Map)

Description:

To introduce you to Tableau and the art of data visualisation, we'll start the session off with a quick demonstration. As we move through the modern world, many of our actions leave behind an electronic footprint. We use metadata from a year's worth of cell-phone activity to try and gather as much insight as possible into one individual - just how much will we find out?

Companies are looking to hire students who not only have a data analytics skills, but who are also able to present their insights clearly. Data visualization skills continue to be in high demand with employers for this reason. In this session, we'll also take a look at some best practices around data visualisation so that you can share your stories in a way that engages your audience.




Workshop: Tableau - Hands-on Training

Date/time: 1300 - 1630, October 17th 2017

Location: Rooms 422/423, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow (click for Google Map)

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This course is designed for a beginning Tableau user - so anyone working with data, regardless of technical or analytical background. You'll learn how to create different types of visualisations and how to combine them in interactive dashboards. As students, we'll also take a look at how Tableau can integrate with tools you're already familiar with such as MATLAB, Python and R.

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