Events for fall 2022
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Events for fall 2022

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BC DRI + Prairies DRI bi-weekly Research Computing webinars take place every second Wednesday at 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central.

DATE                     TOPICSpeaker                           
Sep-28In-situ visualization with ParaView Catalyst2Alex Razoumov (SFU)
Oct-12TensorBoard for objection detection modelsJillian Anderson (SFU)
Oct-26Data visualization in Julia with the Makie ecosystemMarie-Hélène Burle (SFU)
Nov-09Storage options for cloud computingSarah Huber (UVic)
Nov-23Turbo boost your interactive experience on the cluster with TmuxChris Want (UofA)
Dec-07Topic TBAAlex Razoumov or Marie-Hélène Burle (SFU)

UBC / SFU Research Commons workshops

These workshops are in-person only. Students, staff and faculty are all welcome to attend. To register, click on an event in the 2nd or 3rd column (not open for SFU yet).

TOPIC1st run         2nd run         
Automation and scripting in bash for absolute beginnersFriday, Sep-23 at
UBC Research Commons
Thursday, Sep-29 at
SFU Research Commons
1/2-day Git workshopTuesday, Oct-04 at
SFU Research Commons
What format to choose to save your dataThursday, Oct-27 at
SFU Research Commons
Friday, Nov-04 at
UBC Research Commons
Authoring scientific documents with Markdown and QuartoThursday, Nov-24 at
SFU Research Commons
Friday, Dec-02 at
UBC Research Commons

Local bootcamps and workshops

DATE                     TitleLocation
Sep-16 to Oct-03Fall Research Computing BootcampUniversity of Alberta
Sep-29Workshop: Introduction to machine learning under the Alliance resourcesUniversity of Victoria

WestDRI autumn school

In our 2022 autumn school we decided to focus on a small subset of our courses, leaving more advanced topics to spring (March) and summer (May-June) schools.

Registration for the autumn school will start in October.

DATE                          CourseLocation                         
Nov-08Linux command lineOnline
Nov-10Intro to HPCOnline
Nov-15Intro to PythonOnline
Nov-17Intro to ROnline
Nov-22GPU Python (NVIDIA)Online

As always, we welcome requests for other training topics and events. Please email suggestions to training at westdri dot ca.