Skills for (academic) Life

This training program was developed by Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS) for delivery at the 2022 Harley Wood School for Astronomy (HWSA).

Assumed Knowledge

  • Python - Novice
  • Bash - Novice
  • Trello - None
  • SQL - None


Setup Download files required for the lesson
09:30 1. Introduction and setup What will we be learning?
How will we be learning?
10:00 2. Scientific Computing What is scientific computing?
How can I automate common tasks?
What is reproducible research?
11:00 3. Morning Tea Break
11:30 4. Best Practices In Scientific Computing What does best practice mean?
What should I be doing?
What should I try to avoid?
12:30 5. Lunch Break
13:30 6. Managing Data Why do I need to manage data?
How do I manage different types of data?
How do I store and access structured data?
How do I store and access unstructured data?
14:30 7. Afternoon Tea Break
15:00 8. Project Management What is project management?
How can I manage my PhD?
What tools are available to help me with time and project management?
How can I use my project management skills on my supervisor?
16:00 9. Bonus Content What else is there?
16:00 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.