"Research in the Cloud" Software Carpentry Workshop near London this summer!

Posted by s.hettrick on 1 June 2015 - 9:44am

On 15-17 July 15-17, the FP7 HARNESS project will be hosting a cloud computing oriented Software Carpentry workshop at the SAP headquarters in Feltham, near London Heathrow. Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This free hands-on workshop will extend the typical curriculum of task automation, modular programming, and version control with additional modules on cloud computing, including deployment, configuration, and management of virtual machines.

Participants will learn about the ConPaaS integrated runtime environment for elastic cloud applications, Maxeler dataflow engines, and the EGI Federated Cloud infrastructure for research. There will also be a keynote on the HARNESS project and how it is helping to bring the power of heterogeneous accelerators to the cloud.

In addition to the project partners, there will be representatives from the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) and the Software Sustainability Institute present to teach some of the modules and provide additional support. Participation is free, but only a limited number of places are available, so sign up now!

Details, including a link to the Eventbrite signup page, are available at the event website.