tl;dr: we’re planning the quarantine version of Casimir programming course, and we need your help in planning and running it.
UPDATE: The course will take place online second half of January. Sign up here!
About the course
As many of you may know, for the last few years, several of us ran a 5-day programming course aimed at Casimir PhD students and postdocs. It’s an intensive and hands-on course where folks get their hands dirty and hack something together. We usually run it with 50 participants, and 5 course team members. The course is organized as a sequence of tutorials separated by exercise breaks when the participants try what they just learned. The course also has longer periods of individual work, when participants work on individual projects.
The course covers:
- Introduction to Python
- The linux shell
- Git version control system
- Scientific computing in Python
- Structuring Python code
Finally, we dedicate some time to the participants working on a project of their choice, and afterwards presenting it.
The course materials are here:
Firstly, we are now understaffed. In order to limit the workload, we found 5 instructors a reasonable amount, however, due to others moving out of Kavli, only @michaelwimmer, @andre_melo, and I are around.
Furthermore, we believe that it is both unreasonable, and impractical to organize the course with the students physically present.
How you can help
First of all, if you can dedicate some of your time teaching others: we’d love to have you on our team Many of Kavli PhDs passed through the course, and most considered it useful. Let me know if you want to help!
Additionally if you have any advice on how we could adjust the course to the online setting, please share your ideas! Your input is especially helpful if you already took part in the course, and you know how it is organized.
Also, of course, let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks everyone, and cheers!