University of Otago - Wellington Campus

20 - 21 November 2019

9 am - 4:30 pm

Instructors: Murray Cadzow, Matt Bixley


General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. 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 "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: University of Otago Wellington campus, Room C13, 23 Mein St, Newtown, Wellington. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: 20 - 21 November 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants will be supplied with a computer with the required software. However, if participants wish to use their own laptop they will need to 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 (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey




For this workshop, participants will be provided with a computer with the necessary software installed. Post workshop if you would like to install the software we used please refer to the install instructions below.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

Please visit the setup instructions for the each lesson that will be covered in your workshop: