Carpentries Introduction to Python, Git, and Unix Shell

Carpentries Introduction to Python, Git, and Unix Shell

— Offered by the University of Arkansas IT Services —

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.


Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with Python and executing scripts
  • Understand the different Python packages
  • Learn the steps and procedures involved in working with Python
  • Become familiar with Git and GitHub as well as using it
  • Become familiar with Jupyter Notebook



Stephanie Pierce is the Head of the Physics Library at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. In addition to managing one of three branch libraries, she serves on the Open Educational Resources Team to promote and advocate participation in open education on campus. Prior to returning to her alma mater as library faculty, she served as a librarian at an HBCU in Austin, TX and UA-Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock, AR. Her research interests include utilizing text-mining to assess open textbooks for inclusivity and diversity; library space design; digital scholarship; Women in STEM; open scholarship; and OER advocacy/professional development.


Michael Gibbs is the Associate Director of Enterprise Systems and an Instructor of Information Systems in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He earned his Master of Information Systems degree in 2006 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2014, both at the University of Arkansas. He recently co-authored a paper on the integration of the SAS Platform in a Business Analytic Curriculum where it was presented at the SAS Global Forum in Dallas, TX, and is currently working on an workshop on SAP ERP to be presented at the HICSS-53 conference in January. Michael is passionate about teaching, and believes that the Carpentries workshops helps to empower those who seek to do more in their research, do more in their data analysis tasks, and do more in a world that is increasingly reliant on data-driven decisions.

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Arkansas
Gibson Annex
300 N. McIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.