EPA Science Inventory

Keeping the Bootcamp Fun Alive!

Citation:

Hollister, Jeff, A. Smith, AND P. August. Keeping the Bootcamp Fun Alive! Software Carpentry, Narragansett, RI, n/a, (2014).

Description:

This product is a blog post that outlines a course conducted to build on skills learned in a Software Carpentry Bootcamp co-hosted by AED researcher, Jeff Hollister. The post provides details on the course and some lessons learned that will be implemented in future iterations of the bootcamp and course.

Purpose/Objective:

In January of 2014, Jeff Hollister co-hosted, along with the URI Coastal Institute, a Software Carpentry Bootcamp to teach scientists (10 attended from USEPA AED)how to utilize computers better and to develop software with R. Additionally, a follow on course to the bootcamp was held in which several EPA staff attended to help refine and expand the skills they learned in the bootcamp. As reproducible research was a focus of the follow on course, the impact of this should be a more reproducible form of science from the attendees in general and the EPA participants in particular.

URLs/Downloads:

http://software-carpentry.org/blog/2014/06/post-mortem-on-uri-bootcamp.html   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (NEWSLETTER ARTICLE)
Start Date: 06/09/2014
Completion Date: 06/09/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/22/2015
Record Created: 06/09/2014
Record Released: 06/09/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 277994

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

ATLANTIC ECOLOGY DIVISION

MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT BRANCH