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On Tuesday 19 March to Friday 22 March 2024, the Library offers a workshop to UvA researchers who want to get acquainted with programming with Python. The course takes 4 full working days.
Event details of Introduction to programming with Python, UnixShell and Git
Start date
19 March 2024
End date
22 March 2024

The demand for data-driven research to address complex issues is on the rise. The most common programming languages for data analysis are Python and R. If you are looking to begin with Python, then this workshop is tailored for you. 

From Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, March 22, the Library in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit will be hosting a four-day course for researchers and master's students from UvA and VU. The course aims to provide a foundational understanding of programming with Python, Unix Shell, and Git. The course material is based on The Carpentries, a global organization of researchers, programmers, and knowledge workers who provide accessible instruction in data and software skills to their peers. 

This course will cover the following topics: 

  • Programming with Python 

  • Unix Shell 

  • GitHub 

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a SURF Edubadge that can be shared on your LinkedIn or CV. 

The Carpentries is a worldwide organization of researchers, programmers and knowledge workers who teach their colleagues data and software skills in a low threshold way. 

Workshop details

Organised by: Eva Lekkerkerker (
Language: English
Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Required Basic Knowledge: No prior experience is required. Participants will receive links to download open-source software before the workshop begins. 

By registering, you agree to adhere to The Carpentries Code of Conduct. Please note that lunch is not included, so bring your own lunch. We will take care of coffee and tea.


This workshop is offered free of charge. In case of oversubscription, selection will be based on background and motivation. By March 12, you will receive confirmation if your participation is confirmed. 

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