Research Computing Trainings & Workshops

Upcoming Trainings from CUIT

NVIDA banner: 5 Ways to Accelerate your Computing with GPUs
September 25 | Nvidia presents: 5 ways to accelerate your computing with GPUs

NVIDIA is coming to Columbia to give a primer on how GPUs can super-power your research computing. Novices can find out when GPU-powered computing is appropriate and how to get started, and more advanced users can bring their discipline-specific questions to Nvidia's GPU experts.

SnapGene Poster: Feature Highlight Webinar with Dr Evan Starr, Bring Your Questions!
October 1 | SnapGene Webinar with Expert Dr. Evan Starr

Learn the ins and outs of SnapGene with expert Dr. Evan Starr! Dr. Starr works for SnapGene and is an expert with using the software, from annotating sequences to simulating cloning operations. If you feel like you're not using SnapGene to its full potential or if you have a specific SnapGene issue you'd like help unraveling, join us to pick Dr. Starr's brain! (Note: CUIT facilitates discounted SnapGene licenses.)

Upcoming Research Computing Events around CU

Opportunities designed specifically for Columbia's world-class research community. Forward us more at [email protected].

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Now-August 2024: Skills for Health and Research Professionals (SHARP) Trainings

Hosted by Mailman School of Public Health, open to all at CU who meet technical background requirements. Paid with mix of in-person and virtual sessions.

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July 18: Summer Research-IT Staff Meeting

Hosted by CUIT Research Computing Services, open to all CU staff members who support researchers with their IT needs. Free! Held in-person with virtual option.

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August 20-21: Foundations for Research Computing Pre-Semester Intensive

Save the date! Applications will open in July. Foundations is open to CU graduate students and postdocs. Free! Held in-person.
 

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September 5-6: Fall 2024 Research Fair

Hosted by the Computer Science department, open to Columbia students looking to work with University researchers and faculty. Free! Held in-person.

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September 12 | Data Club: Day One JavaScript

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 8/29/24.

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September 16: GIS Crash Course

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/2/24.

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September 17: Computational thinking 101

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person.

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September 18: R 101 for Social Scientists

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates (R beginners). Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/1/24.

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September 19: From zero to Python: An introduction to scripting

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person.

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September 19: GIS Crash Course

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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September 24: Teamwork with Github

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person.

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September 26 | Data Club: Day One Data in Observable

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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October 2 | October 14: R 101 for Social Scientists

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates (R beginners). Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/1/24.

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October 10 | Data Club: Day One Map Making with Leaflet

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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October 14: R 101 for Social Scientists

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates (R beginners). Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/1/24.

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October 17: Advanced Citation Management with Zotero

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates (who are already comfortable using Zotero). Free! Held in-person.

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October 22 | Data Manipulation Using Columbia’s Academic Commons API & OpenRefine

Hosted by Columbia Libraries, open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person.

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October 24 | Data Club: Day One Fetching Data with GraphQL

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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November 7 | Data Club: Day One Generating Jamstack Websites

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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November 21 | Data Club: Day One Exploratory Data Analysis in JavaScript

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

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December 5 | Data Club: Day One Data Visualization with D3

Hosted by Data Club (Columbia Libraries' Research Data Services), open to all Columbia affiliates. Free! Held in-person. Registration opens 9/5/24.

Our colleagues from Research Data Services at the Columbia Libraries also offer on-demand workshops and class visits on applications for a range of popular tools, including R, Stata, Git.

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Industry Events

RCS maintains relationships with our vendor partners to help support research and education, including Intel, NVIDIA, AWS, Globus, SnapGene, GraphPad Prism and more. Let us know if you want us to look into arranging a webinar on a specific topic for our Columbia users!

Online Tutorials

Cornell Virtual Workshops

Cornell has pioneered an intuitive learning platform with trainings on programming languages (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB), parallel computing, code optimization, and data analysis. The platform supports learning communities around the world, with code examples from national systems such as FronteraStampede2, and Jetstream2.

The Missing Semester of Your CS Education

In 2020, MIT instructors put together a course curriculum to bring students up to speed on "computing ecosystem literacy" to help fill the gaps between the advanced topic instruction that Computer Science students often receive. Topics include Shell Tools and Scripting, Version Control (Git), Debugging and Profiling and more. There also are community translations in 15 languages.