WORKSHOP: Software Carpentry

LPL Kuiper building Room 330


9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 4 to 5, 2023

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.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The workshop is aimed at graduate students and researchers at all stages of their education and careers who wish to learn computational tools to increase the reproducibility and efficiency of their work. Participants should have some knowledge of programming (not necessarily Python) and have some familiarity with the shell command line (i.e. navigating directories on the shell command line). Specific knowledge of Python and git are not required. 

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed, see details:


Azalee Bostroem


Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions at ADASS provide a space for flexible and informal discussions of groups with a common technical or scientific interest. BoFs are selected by the Program Organizing Committee based on anonymized proposals from the ADASS attendees themselves and, in 2023, were a factor of two oversubscribed, demonstrating the continuing robust health of the ADASS community. Birds of a Feather sessions are generally held in parallel sessions at the end of the first full day of the conference. ADASS XXXIII is a hybrid meeting and some presenters and participants may be remote.

International Virtual Observatory Alliance Interoperability Meeting

Steward Observatory and NOIRLab


9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 10 to 12, 2023

The IVOA November 2023 Interoperability meeting is organized by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and will be held at the Steward Observatory on the University of Arizona campus.

  • We will use Zoom for hybrid.
  • Etherpad for live notes and questions.
  • Sessions will be recorded and posted so that if you miss a session you can go back and view it.

The meeting schedule will be made up of sessions of the IVOA Working Groups (WG) and Interest Groups (IG).  In addition, we envision community presentations and contributions that will be organized within the WG/IGs for this short 3 day meeting.

For more details:

To register:


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