Another highly successful and well-attended joint OSG and Software Carpentry Workshop was held on January 6th-8th hosted by the Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL). Over 40 people participated in this fourth training event in this format. Non-local participants traveled from 4 different states in the surrounding region to attend the workshop. The curriculum began with 2 days of intensive bootcamp-style Software Carpentry lessons covering the Unix Shell, Git, and Python, and concluded with a full day of hands-on OSG training. Students learned the basics of how to submit OSG jobs, troubleshoot failed jobs, scale up to large workflows, as well as how to handle data and job dependencies.
Photo courtesy Natasha Pavlovikj
Feedback from the event was overwhelmingly positive. Participants especially appreciated the hands-on exercises, well-constructed online lessons, and knowledgable and attentive helpers. Workshop instructors and helpers included Emelie Harstad (UNL), Derek Weitzel (UNL), Mats Rynge (USC/ISI), Suchandra Thapa (UC), Natasha Pavlovikj (UNL), David Swanson (UNL), Adam Caprez (UNL), and William McClung (NWU).
– Emelie Harstad