On this page, you will find events and initiatives that I co-organised at the University of Amsterdam.

Software and Data Carpentry workshops

17-18 October 2016: I co-organised a two-day Software Carpentry workshop in Amsterdam to teach biologists basic skills in programming. This served as a “kickstart” for experimental life scientists that need to learn some programming in order to perform their research. Since 1998, the Software Carpentry foundation teaches researchers computing skills to speed up their research and embrace good practices.

13-14 December 2017: I co-organised a two-day Data Carpentry workshop in Amsterdam to help biologists to find their way in genomics. I was lucky to be able to teach a small part of the workshop on day two (fastq file quality check). Thanks to Anita Schürch, Dennis Schmitz and Sam Nooij for this opportunity!

March 13-14 March 2018: I participated to the Software Carpentry intructor training organised by Mateusz Kuzak on behalf of the eScience Center. Upon certification, this training allows one to self-organise its own Carpentry workshops. I am looking forward to that!

Specific events

December 15, 2017: Snakemake day: after the success of the first Snakemake day in Paris, the second Snakemake day took place in Amsterdam on December 15 2017. It brought together the creator of Snakemake Johannes Koster together with regular users of Snakemake at both the expert and beginner levels.

From the creator of Snakemake:

Snakemake is a workflow engine and language. It aims to reduce the complexity of creating workflows by providing a fast and comfortable > execution environment, together with a clean and modern domain specific specification language (DSL) in python style.

A typical workshop scene
A typical workshop scene

The next Snakemake day event will be help in Essen (Germany) and organised by Johannes Koster.