Software Carpentry is running a 2-day software skills boot camp in Boston, June 24-25th 2013, for women in science, engineering, medicine, and related research areas. Registration is $20.
Boot camps alternate short tutorials with hands-on practical exercises. You are taught tools and concepts you can use immediately to increase your productivity and improve confidence in your results. Topics covered include the Unix shell, version control, basic Python programming, testing, and debugging — the core skills needed to write, test and manage research software.
This boot camp is open to women at all stages of their research careers, from graduate students, post-docs, and faculty to staff scientists at hospitals and in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Registration is $20; to sign up, or find out more, please visit the announcement at http://software-carpentry.org/blog/2013/04/announcing-wise-bootcamp.html. If you have questions, there is an e-mail link on the announcement page.
For those curious, they are using sqlite, not MySQL or PostgreSQL, and I will be helping out with the SQL parts. There are about 2 months left but the boot camp is about 2/3 full right now, so I wanted to make sure this opportunity was spread to as many people as possible so they do not hear about it too late.