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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 4-day workshop is tailored for you. 
Event details of Introduction to Programming with Python, Unix Shell, and Git
Start date
4 June 2024
End date
7 June 2024

From Tuesday the 4th to Friday the 7th of June, the Library in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit will offer a course of 4 half days 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 

No prior experience is required. Participants will receive links to download open-source software before the workshop begins. 

Maximum Number of Participants: 30

Language: English 

Date and time: Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June, 09.30 - 14.30.

Please note that lunch is not included, so bring your own lunch. We will take care of coffee and tea.

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


By registering, you agree to adhere to The Carpentries Code of Conduct

This workshop is offered free of charge. In case of oversubscription, selection will be based on background and motivation. By May 29, you will receive confirmation of your participation. 

About The Carpentries

The Carpentries is an American not-for-profit organisation and global community of software engineers, data scientists and librarians who develop and teach workshops on programming and data science.

The University Library and digital skills

Research is increasingly becoming digital and data-driven. If you want to make the most of the new digital opportunities, good digital skills are essential. The Carpentries offers a great way to acquire them. The workshops are taught worldwide and are highly rated. That is why the UvA has joined The Carpentries and the University Library aims to offer these workshops on behalf of the UvA on a regular basis.