This Saturday I attended the first workshop run by Open Science Workshops at the Inspire9 collaborative workspace. Open Source Workshops is a new initiative aiming to promote open source tools and techniques to the scientific community. The workshop consisted of two main parts: an introduction to the basics of Github (creating repositories, commiting, forking, merging…) and the SageMathCloud; and a serious of talks: General discussion of how and why you should take an open approach to scientific research (Alex Ghitza, Pure Maths Lecturer, University of Melbourne).

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Luke Zappia

Bioinformatician in training

PhD student