Training Opportunities

Workshops and Trainings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a long-standing relationship with The Carpentries, a global organization of researchers who volunteer their time and effort to create workshops that teach software engineering and data analysis skills to other researchers.

The tools taught include the Unix shell, Git/GitHub, Python, R, SQL, OpenRefine, and Docker. Some of the subject area focuses for these workshops are geospatial, health sciences, ecology, social sciences, genomics, and the humanities.

The Data Science Hub can also develop trainings customized for specific classes and labs.

Upcoming Workshops

  • May 3, 5, 7, 10 – mornings : Health Science Data Carpentry (Registration closes April 26th)
  • May 12, 14, 17, 19 – mornings: Social Science Data Carpentry (Registration closes May 10th)
  • Tentative – June – REU / Undergraduates only – Data Carpentry
  • Tentative – June – REU / Undergraduates only – Software Carpentry
  • Tentative – July – Software Carpentry
  • Tentative – July – Geospatial Data Carpentry

Campus Data Science Trainings

  • April
    • April 22
      Can Technology Save us from Racism?Dr. Lori Kido Lopez, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts Department and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at UW-Madison4:00 PM, Online

Previous Workshops


Since January 2019, the Data Science Hub has been carrying on the tradition of hosting these workshops on the UW-Madison campus that the Advanced Computing Initiative started in April 2013. Research Computing Facilitators from the Center for High Throughput Computing have also been key in developing the Carpentries community at UW-Madison. See a complete list of past workshops here.