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Python 3: Advanced Topics (Self-paced) Wed 11 Mar 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series and is suitable for people who have Python experience equivalent to either of the introductory courses: Introduction for Absolute Beginners or Introduction for Programmers

These sessions consist of a selection of self-paced mini-courses, each taking at most a half-day. Python expert(s) from the UCS will be present to answer questions or address difficulties with these. Attendees can select from the available topics to most closely meet their individual needs. Attendees are welcome to attend more than one session to work through multiple topics. If an attendee finishes a topic with time to spare they may select another, and so on.

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Wed 11 Dec 2019 14:00 [Full]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners Mon 11 May 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

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Wed 6 Nov 2019 09:30 In progress
Wed 29 Jan 2020 09:30 [Full]
Wed 24 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

If you are an accomplished and experienced programmer you may find this course too slow, you may prefer to self-teach the course rather than attend in person, the full set of notes can be downloaded.

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 26 Feb 2020 09:30 [Standby]
Relational Database Design Thu 13 Feb 2020   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course gives a simple introduction to organizing your data in a relational database. It aims to explain the arranging of your data. It does not deal with specific relational databases systems such as Access, Oracle or SQL Server, or the technical tools that you would or could use to set up your database. The course aims to provide you with enough information to sit down and design your database, regardless of the database product that you intend to use. Exercises will be done on paper, without using computers.

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Tue 5 May 2020 09:00 [Places]

The Research Computing Infrastructure as a Service (RCIS) provides instant high performance compute, storage, network resources and other functionality. It helps avoid the expense and complexity of buying and managing your own physical servers and other data centre infrastructure. It enables IT practitioners and research groups to build their own scalable platforms that fit their exact needs and requirements. Departmental IT or Research Groups are able to submit an application here to rent a portion of the available cloud resources, on which to build their own research computing platforms without needing to first provision physical hardware in their home department.

Please register your interest in the course and we will be in touch when we have finalised dates.

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Thu 19 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 9 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Statistics for the Terrified Self-taught Not bookable

Statistics for the Terrified is a common-sense basic guide to statistics, written in plain english with a minimum of mathematics (very little!). It makes statistics open to common sense. See online site Statistics for the Terrified

Access to the course contents is available on all MCS machines by following this pathway:

  • Start > Concept Stew > Statistics for the Terrified
  • A presentation and workshop-style session introducing how IT works in the University of Cambridge. Covering what is expected of an IT professional working within a college, department or University institution, this session will explain what resources are available for them, including IT-specific material.
  • This induction is useful for any new (or relatively new) IT staff, or as a refresher for those who may have missed the opportunity to attend at the start of their IT role within the University.
  • The session will provide the opportunity to network with IT professionals across the University, and to meet UIS staff and Relationship Managers who are key contacts for supporting IT staff.
TechLink Seminar: The Year Ahead / IT Forum new Wed 20 Nov 2019   14:15 [Places]

Prof. Ian Leslie, Director of University Information Services (UIS) will be joined by colleagues to present an organisation update to the IT community. Focusing on UIS's recent activities and evolving priorities.

  • Vijay Samtani, Chief Information Security Officer (UIS), will provide a brief cyber security update, including the Information and Cyber Security Strategy 2018–2021.
  • Neil King, Acting Head of the UIS Service Management Office (SMO), will introduce the new SMO and its work to ensure consistent and meaningful service information that is needed to deliver the University’s services.
  • Jon Holgate, Head of Infrastructure, will introduce the Collaboration Tools Strategy and highlight ongoing plans for the future.

The seminar will be followed by a public launch event of The Things Network. All TechLink members are welcome to stay and Learn how LoRaWAN works as part of the Internet of Things. The event will include short talks and demos followed by networking drinks. 16:00-18:00. Book through Eventbrite.

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

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Thu 28 Nov 2019 11:00 [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

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Mon 2 Mar 2020 14:00 [Places]

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

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Tue 25 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 19 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 11 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Unix: Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists Tue 10 Mar 2020   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

No previous experience of shell scripting is required for this course; however some knowledge of the interactive use of the bash shell is a prerequisite (see Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists: Prerequisites for details).

This course introduces shell scripting in bash for scientific computing tasks. Day one introduces very basic shell scripts in bash which process the command line in a simple fashion. Day two covers how to write more advanced shell scripts in bash. Day three covers how to make one's shell scripts more robust.

At the end of each day one or more exercises are set. It is VERY IMPORTANT that attendees attempt these exercises before the next day of the course. Attendees should make sure that they have allowed themselves sufficient study time for these exercises between each day of the course.

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Mon 18 Nov 2019 14:00 [Standby]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
UTBS: Training Administrator Training Wed 11 Dec 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

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Tue 4 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Mon 23 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 2 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 7 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
UTBS: Training Provider Manager Training Tue 10 Dec 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

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Wed 5 Feb 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 18 Mar 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 20 May 2020 09:00 [Places]
Wed 1 Jul 2020 09:00 [Places]

This course is designed for users new to the software who need to create various types of chart including Organisational charts, Gantt charts and Flow charts. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an efficient level and covers from beginners to intermediate skills. It is fast paced.

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Tue 19 Nov 2019 09:30 POSTPONED

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML. The course will introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and show how they can (and should) be used effectively when creating web pages. The course teaches how to write CSS from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

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Mon 2 Dec 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 17 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Web Authoring: HTML - For Beginners (Level 1) Wed 26 Feb 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This is a practical-based course for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered, but there are other courses for those wishing to extend their knowledge. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages and had the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

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Thu 28 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Wed 13 May 2020 09:30 [Places]
Wed 10 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This is a practical-based course for anyone with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and follows on from the Web Authoring (Level 1): HTML For Beginners and Web Authoring (Level 2): CSS - Cascading Style Sheets for Beginners courses. The course shows how to implement a Responsive Web Design using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and basic JavaScript. The course teaches how to write CSS Media Queries from scratch using a basic Text Editor. By the end of the course participants will have adapted a small website consisting of four pages so that it is styled using a single Cascading Style Sheet and JavaScript to make it responsive on both computer screens and mobile devices. Course participants will have the opportunity to publish their web pages using DS-Web.

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Tue 17 Mar 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 30 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]

This introduction to web conferencing and webinars will include an overview and test of some paid, freemium and free solutions for virtual meetings, seminars/webinars, streaming/web casting, interviews, presentations and instructor-led courses and training. These systems provide various options enabling organisers to create, deliver, manage, support and track discussions and courses, while supporting interactions that can replicate some or much of the in-person experience.

A review of systems will indicate differing features and selective options for additional collaboration via polls, quizzes, breakout rooms for larger and diverse groups, as well as flexible whiteboard and desktop sharing. While sharing some similarities with instant messaging systems, including wide support for mobile and other networked devices, web conferencing systems also can provide options for recordings and lecture capture, one-way talks and webinars, and a range of add-ons and programmability to customise for specialised requirements.

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Tue 11 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 14:00 [Places]
Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) Wed 22 Jan 2020   09:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

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Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 Not bookable

This course is mainly aimed at students writing their thesis. It is a task-focused version of the Word: Mastering Advanced Features which is aimed at staff creating reports. Please do not book yourself on both courses. It is designed to give a overview of the advanced features of Microsoft Word that are most relevant to producing dissertations, theses and other long documents.

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

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