We are happy to announce several upcoming events and opportunities of interest to the research computing and data (RCD) community at Virginia Tech. Here is a summary list with more details on each provided below:

ARC introduction and orientation workshops and training sessions, April 12 - April 27

ARC is providing six 90-minute workshops in April in three topic areas (there are two sessions for each topic). These workshops provide the basic information and common workflows employed to leverage ARC resources for your research. You can attend them in sequence or pick a topic that interests you most. Visit TLOS's professional development network website for more detailed descriptions and to register. Capacity is limited.

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) Overview
   Tuesday April 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Wednesday April 13,10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Connect to ARC systems and and run your first jobs
   Tuesday April 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Wednesday April 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Get your code/software to run on ARC
   Tuesday April 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Wednesday April 27, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Virginia Women in HPC event, April 27

Virginia Women in HPC is proud to present an overview of multiple HPC facilities and the resources available for everyone to empower their research. The panel of speakers will give an overview of their HPC resources and the audience will participate in questions about HPC. This interactive Zoom event event will take place on April 27th, 2022 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register now.

Featured Speakers:

  • Matt Brown - Virginia Tech
  • Jayshree Sarma - George Mason University
  • Carol Parish - University of Richmond
  • Eric Walter  - William & Mary
  • Mike Davis - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jacalyn Huband -  University of Virginia

May 12-20th - Software Carpentries workshops

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. Workshops cover foundational concepts and tools, including: 

  • Using the command prompt for the Unix shell
  • Version control with Git
  • Programming in Python
  • Reproducible research in R

A two-day workshop on Unix, Git and Python will take place in person May 12-13, or you can join half-day mix and match online workshops in any topic the week of May 16-20. Register through the Professional Development Network or Library Calendar (search for carpentry). For more information, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).