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Data Carpentry Workshop on August 7 and 8

This hands-on training teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. The focus of this workshop — to be held all day on August 7 and 8 — will be genomics data, data management, and analysis for genomics research. To learn more and register, go here.

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July 27 Postdoc Career Seminar on Interviewing for Industry Jobs

The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career workshop led by Nina Mazurova on how to interview for jobs in the industry sector. The event takes place Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is open to all; register here.

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Apply to Attend September Anvi’o Workshop at JGI

The Joint Genome Institute is co-hosting a two-day Anvi’o training session in Walnut Creek on September 25 and 26 led by University of Chicago’s A. Murat Eren. The training will focus on visualizing complex data (genomes, metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, and pangenomes) using Anvi’o. Space is limited; apply here by August 1 to attend. Direct questions to Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh. Learn more here.

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IT to Offer Shell Scripting, Git, Python Workshop July 26-27

This two-day Software Carpentry course to enhance research computing skills will focus on program design, version control, testing, and task automation using shell scripting, Git, and Python for productivity. This workshop will be held all day July 26-27, in Building 50B, Room 1237. Space is limited. Register here.

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Software/Data Carpentry Instructor Training August 14-15

This instructor training – a mix of lectures and hands-on lessons with the opportunity to practice giving a short lesson ­– covers the basics of educational psychology and instructional design. A technical background is not needed. Training will be held all day August 14-15 at UC Berkeley. Space is limited. Register here.

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IT Division Offers Software Carpentry ‘Research Computing Skills’ Workshop

The two-day training will enhance research computing skills. Content will focus on program design, version control, testing and task automation using shell scripting, Git, and R for productivity. The two-day workshop will be July 20 and 21 in Building 54-130. Space is limited. Register here.

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IT Division Offers July 19 Intro and Advanced Arduino Training Courses

The intro class focuses on quickly getting users up and running so they can further explore the program on their own. The advanced class will cover sensors, actuators, and programming techniques. The classes take place July 19 in Building 54-130, with the intro class from 9 a.m. to noon, and the advanced class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register here.

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IT Hosts Data Carpentry Workshop June 27 and 28

The IT Division is offering a training course in Data Carpentry using Python for scientific data analytics. The course will use data sets from earth sciences and ecology domains, but the tools and methods are applicable to all fields of scientific research. No prior programming experience is required. The two-day workshop will be held in Bldg. 71B-290. Space is limited. Register here.

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Archiving Files and Records Workshop on June 8

Running out of space in your office, moving to a new office, or tasked with processing the records of retiring or retired scientists? Learn which files need to be kept, which can be archived, and which can be disposed of at a workshop sponsored by the Archives and Records Office on Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Register here (ITD0508).

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Medical Emergency Response Team Graduates

Twelve employees completed Emergency Medical Technician-Basic training to join the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). MERT is part of the Lab’s Disaster Assistance Teams, designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here for more information and to see who completed the training.

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