Please note that due to very high demand, registrations are now closed for this round. More information about future rounds of training will be available soon.

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you’d expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data.

We teach using Jupyter notebooks, which allow program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Perfect for sharing insights with others while producing reproducible research.

Join us for this live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation.

Brought to you by Intersect in partnership with NCI and delivered by Intersect.

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This course is targeted at NOVICES to programming.

It will be run over two half days:

  • 9:30 am - 12:45 pm on 11 Nov 2021
  • 9:30 am - 12:45 pm on 12 Nov 2021

You’ll learn:

  • Introduction to the JupyterLab interface for programming
  • Basic syntax and data types in Python
  • How to load external data into Python
  • Creating functions (FUNCTIONS)
  • Repeating actions and anylsing multiple data sets (LOOPS)
  • Ways to visualise data in Python


No prior experience with programming is needed to attend this course.

We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found here.