CAASTRO Coding Workshops

Coding makes up a significant part of astrophysics research, and yet the majority of astrophysics researchers are self taught programmers. As such, there are often useful tools, tips and tricks when coding that are often unknown or underutilized. 

This workshop aims to change that.  Multiple sessions will cover:

  • coding practices
  • coding tools
  • code documentation
  • code testing
  • resources to help get software open source and online, build pipelines, archiving code, publishing and getting your code citable

Workshop Schedule

10:30 am - Coding Practises, Tips, Tricks

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Code documentation and testing

2:00 pm - Build pipelines and shipping code

2:45 pm - Collaborative Github example tying everything together

3:45 pm - Close

Only a basic knowledge of Python is assumed for the workshop, and it should be useful to new students and established researchers that that feel like their coding game can use some improvement!

Workshop facilitator - Samuel Hinton

Workshop dates

Date City Location
Fri 1 Dec 2017 Brisbane - CLOSED
09-219, Michie Building, UQ
Tues 5 Dec 2017 Melbourne - CLOSED
Room ATC714, Swinburne University
Wed 6 Dec 2017 Sydney - CLOSED
Foundation Room, Physics, USYD
Thurs 7 Dec 2017 Perth
Boardroom, B610, Curtin University
Tues 12 Dec 2017 Canberra CSO Common Room, RSAA, ANU





Participants can join one of five full-day workshops across the country, between 1st and 12th December 2017.

Registration is OPEN - make sure to pick the location that suits.

What to bring - how to prepare

No prep work is needed. Laptops are not absolutely required, but will provide a better experience if you bring one with you.

Sam recommends a laptop with conda & python3 (Optional PyCharm too if people want to go the extra mile).