The Center for Research Computing hosted a Django Girls workshop at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Django Girls is an international non-profit organization that encourages women in programming by providing free one-day workshops introducing them to the Django Web Framework. Each coach led a couple of participants through the installation process and through a tutorial building a blog site. Participants finish with their own website deployed on the cloud.

Software Carpentry Workshop Summer 2015

The Center for Research Computing hosted a two-day Software Carpentry Workshop at the University of Notre Dame on June 25-26, 2015. Software Carpentry aims to help scientists and researchers become more efficient in using scientific computing resources. Lessons in this workshop included: Automating tasks with the Unix Shell; Building programs with Python; Version control with Git; and Managing data with SQL. This workshop drew high interest and registration was full within 2 hours of the event posting! With such a high demand, the CRC will host another Software Carpentry Workshop in the Fall.

Rackspace::Solve - Chicago 2014

Paul Brenner, CRC Associate Director for High Performance Computing, recently spoke at the Rackspace::Solve one-day summit in Chicago. These summits are designed to let attendees "learn from Rackspace customers and partners who are using managed cloud services to innovate and win." View Dr. Brenner's talk at Rackspace::Solve.

From June 29th through July 10th, 2015, fifteen talented high school students from around the nation participated in a two-week summer program, organized by the University of Notre Dame’s Summer Scholars program and hosted by the Center for Research Computing (CRC). The program helps students discover the amazing capabilities of scientific computing and how it is used to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.

User Group 2013

The Center for Research Computing hosted its annual User Group Meeting at a new venue, Legends of Notre Dame, on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. The meeting reviewed the past year at the CRC, highlighting important changes, including reports from HPC, Cyberinfrastructure and User Support, and concluded with a 3 round trivia competition.

Summer REU 2014

The Center for Research Computing hosted five undergraduate students as part of its Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer program. The participants spent 10 weeks learning how to use the most current cyberinfrastructure and HPC tools. The REU students had weekly meetings as a group as well one-on-one meetings with their mentors. Each student was paired with a research project in their area of interest. Research projects ranged from data preservation to tracking mobile traffic.

Software Carpentry 2013

Software Carpentry came to the University of Notre Dame on July 18th, 2013, and hosted a two-day workshop to help scientists and engineers on campus and in the local area become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills in the areas of program design, version control, testing, and task automation.