CodeRefinery

We are the coderefinery.org project and provide training and e-Infrastructure for research software development.

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Richard Darst
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2/2 This "workflows course" was requested by users after our basic course to see how things fit together and see real examples. It'll be livestream, so no limit of attendance + many helpers welcome.

The idea is examples of the pieces put together, but not going too in-depth to specific topics. Drop-ins welcome.

Want to help? What do you think should be covered? See hackmd.io/@coderefinery/workfl and join chat to take part.

January 03, 2023
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Richard Darst
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1/? A friend recently said "cooking is easy, you just follow the instructions". I think that's not entirely true, there is plenty of 'folk knowledge' and stuff that happens beyond the recipes' instructions and mixing recipes into a meal.

This post isn't about cooking, it's about scientific computing. To solve this, we are working on a "workflows course" which will show how all the individual pieces fit together on computing clusters.

January 03, 2023
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Daniel S. Katz
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Following , we (@rvannieuwpoort and I) want to define the roles of . We currently have the attached, and wonder what you might change or add. Please feel free to respond here, or DM me to get a google doc link where you can comment.

December 21, 2022
CodeRefinery
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Want to know how many people we can reach with a livstream course? Check our stats from : github.com/coderefinery/worksh

Summary for day 2:

~300 uniques on stream, ~150 average
~ 500 Twitch recording views same-day as the course (instant review)
~ 500 unique lesson material viewers
~ maxed at ~190 simultaneous engagers

December 20, 2022
CodeRefinery
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Our most radical invention during was courses. Why? Well, we could reach more people, make moderation easier, record without privacy risks, and once we scaled we could have far more staff helping. and enables us to be even better than a traditional course.

Read more in our blog: coderefinery.org/blog/2022/11/

December 18, 2022
CodeRefinery
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Want to know how to edit videos quickly without using a full video editor? Check out ffmpeg-editlist that we made: define edit commands in , and then run the editing. It's great for distributing the editing work among multiple people via !

github.com/coderefinery/ffmpeg

December 01, 2022
CodeRefinery
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General feeling was that when , recording videos was a bad idea (privacy + not useful to others).

But when the cost and risk of making these videos gets lowered enough, it's actually pretty cool: it's an unprecedented way for learners to review and catch up immediately, which makes our course much more useful and accessible.

Read the blog post for more: coderefinery.org/blog/2022/11/

December 01, 2022
CodeRefinery
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is an algorithmic challenge. If this sounds interesting to you but you don't have anyone to do it with, join the / community in taking a look.

How to join: nordic-rse.org/#news

December 01, 2022
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Richard Darst
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In course, I closely tracked stats this time. For our automatic Twitch videos, we got hundreds of views - almost all the same afternoon after the course (course was in mornings).

This tells me that many people were engaging and using those videos to review in preparation for the next day. I think this is an important and often-missed way to support learners.

Stay tuned to @coderefinery for behind the scenes of these videos.

November 30, 2022
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Luca Ferranti
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seminar series is back!

Today at 16:00 CET, Brad Chamberlain from HPE will talk about the Chapel programming language and how it helps making and working with and more productive.

Looking forward to seeing you there

nordic-rse.org/events/seminar-

November 30, 2022
CodeRefinery
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And we are done! We'd like to thank the ~10 instructors and ~5-10 other staff who helped make this possible.

> Best course I've taken all year, thanks so much everyone! +2

material for future reading: aaltoscicomp.github.io/python-

November 25, 2022
CodeRefinery
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@noordsestern I haven't forgotten your question about joining :

Because co-instructors work in teams, it's pretty easy to get started and we have practical mentoring. We'd be happy for people to advertise our workshops to local audiences and run local breakout rooms. We have many needs about overall organization, coordination, and communication. If your whole organization want to join, become a partner!

Some ideas are here (join chat and say hi):
coderefinery.org/organization/

November 25, 2022
CodeRefinery
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schedule update:

- soon: python code: .toml, ,
- xx:30: Panel discussion
- xx:50: Outro

November 25, 2022
CodeRefinery
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is now live on Twitch. Upcoming schedule:

- now: dependencies (, , environments, requirements.txt, environment.yml)
- in about an hour:

twitch.tv/coderefinery

November 25, 2022
CodeRefinery
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courses worth it or not? Sample feedback:

> I like livestreaming as you can have multiple levels in the course depending on your background. Like this document, where you can ask also more advanced questions. +1 (livestreaming is so much more flexible. Lecture halls are easily dominated by one or a few students - whose questions others might find not interesting/important)

November 24, 2022
CodeRefinery
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day 3 has finished, and it went great!

Tomorrow we switch and focus on the big picture of , using and reusing code.
- Dependency management with - keep your work organized!
- / for making code easy-to-run by others in the cloud
- Packaging and sharing Python libs
- A where you can ask us anything
- Wrap-up and after-party

Tomorrow 9:50 EET / 8:50 CET, scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

November 24, 2022
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Richard Darst
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behind the scenes. This is my setup that also lets me monitor what all the audience and @coderefinery instructors are communicating. Maybe a bit excessive but it seems to work well!

for broadcasting, for instructor studio, @zulip for internal communication, @hedgedoc for audience communication, for the stream, for lessons. of course.

November 24, 2022
CodeRefinery
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schedule update:

- Now (xx:10), Parallel in . is useful for many people, is more as a demo. A good 50-min intro if you want to know what's available.

November 24, 2022
CodeRefinery
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is going well. Coming up:

- Now: library ecosystem
- xx:15 or so: getting data from web APIs
- In about an hour: ( in )

twitch.tv/coderefinery

November 24, 2022
CodeRefinery
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resumes tomorrow morning 9:50 EET / 8:50 CET, with these four lessons:

- scripts (moving from notebooks to reusable interfaces with )
- T+~1h: library ecosystem ( ecosystem)
- T+~1h: Getting data from web APIs with
- T+~2h: Parallel code in Python (, , and a bit more)

All are relative basic level, designed to introduce new programmers to the topics.

November 23, 2022