Events for winter/spring 2019
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Events for winter/spring 2019

For more information on each session, or to register, click on the links below.


WestGrid’s bi-weekly training webinars take place every second Wednesday at 10am Pacific / 11am Mountain / 12pm Central.

DATE                     TOPICSpeaker                           
Jan-23Working with data objects in yt (visualization)Alex Razoumov
Feb-06Text Parsing and Analysis with HPCIan Percel
Feb-20Memory debugging with ValgrindTyson Whitehead (SHARCNET)
Mar-06Molecular visualization with VMDDmitri Rozmanov
Mar-20Research Data Management Tools, Platforms, and Best Practices for Canadian ResearchersAlex Garnett (SFU) and Adam McKenzie
Apr-03Distributed unstructured meshes and graphs in ChapelAlex Razoumov
Apr-17Next-generation sequencing (exact topic TBA)Phillip Richmond (UBC)
May-01Programming best practices (exact topic TBA)Chris Want
May-15Julia language for data analysisJohn Simpson

In-person workshops

DATE                          EventLocation                         
Jan-15 to Jan-18Research Computing Workshops: Introduction to Scientific Computing with Linux, High-Performance Computing, Parallel Programming, and Scientific VisualizationUniversity of Saskatchewan
Jan-21 to Jan-22Python-themed Software CarpentrySFU
Jan-28 to Feb-01Research Computing Winter BootcampUniversity of Alberta
last week of MayResearch Computing Summer SchoolUniversity of Calgary
JuneResearch Computing Summer SchoolUniversity of British Columbia

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