ESR - Mt Albert Science Centre

May 28-29, 2019

9am - 4.30pm

Instructors: Janet Stacey, Kim Nguyen, Joep de Ligt

Helpers: Kate Stevenson, Christina Straub

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at ESR staff of all levels. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Kakapo Room, ESR MASC,120 Mt Albert Rd, Sandringham, Auckland 1061. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 28-29, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants do not need to bring anything. However if you prefer to use a USB keyboard rather than that attached to the laptop, please bring your own.

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey




To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software used. This will be provided for you on the day.