Coding for researchers: a three-day workshop

Coding essentials for researchers: a three-day workshop

Updated on 29 Apr 2021 | Published on 19 Feb 2021

You do not have to be an expert in computer programming to be a good scientist. Nevertheless, some basic knowledge of programming fundamentals might be very useful in your professional toolbox. This workshop is a hands-on training covering the basic programming skills needed to get you started working reproducibly with code.

The first workshop edition of 29 March is already fully booked. Two new editions are being planned, of which we will announce the dates later. If you would like to participate, you can register and we will keep you updated.

The workshop covers:
• Unix shell, task automation
• Version control with Git, keeping a record of changes
• Python programming essentials

The workshop is a joint effort of the Institute of Data Science, the ICT Service Centre, and the University Library.

Learning objectives
The workshop will largely be based on lessons developed by the ©Software Carpentry on Unix , Git , and Python.

For whom?
Researchers from Maastricht University, who have little to no prior programming experience

29 March – 31 March, 9:00 – 15:00 (including breaks to go for a walk or make a coffee)

Online using Zoom


Laptop, software installed on your computer (instructions will follow after registration)


More information:
Send an e-mail to

Available spaces:

The first workshop session on 29 March is fully booked. We will organize two new sessions in the spring and autumn. You can register your interest for the next sessions using the link below. We will inform you on the dates and times as soon as possible.

Upcoming Courses

Date Event Available spaces
Date and time TBD Coding Workshop | Preregistration - dates t.b.d.
Fully Booked


When: 29-31 March 2021
Time: 9.00 – 15.00
Where: online
This workshop is fully booked

We are planning new workshops in Spring and Autumn 2021. You can register and we keep you updated.

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