ECACOMSIG - the European Crystallographic Association's Computing Special Interest Group
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Introduction to Software Development for Crystallographers 23rd - 24th of August 2013

News - 21st August 2013

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ECACOMSIG is organising a two day Computing School immediately before the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM28) at Warwick University.

The School will provide an introduction to software development for crystallography students and post-docs - especially those who are not currently involved with software development (or at an early stage of this). We will not be teaching the basics of programming, so students will need to be familiar with at least one programming or scripting language in current use. These include both modern languages (e.g. Python, C++, Java) or older languages, such as Fortran, C, Perl or Tcl.

The School will be held over two full days, starting in the morning of 23rd August 2013, so students and teachers should plan to arrive on the evening of Thursday 22nd August.

The School will be open to a maximum of 30 applicants. A limited number of bursaries will be available to assist with the cost of attendance. For more information on bursaries, please contact .

The registration fee (including dinner on 22nd and 23rd August, and lunch and refreshments on 23rd and 24th August) will be £100 (~ €125).

Registration (including accommodation bookings) is via the ECM28 website

Any queries should be sent to either or .

Topics covered and lecturers will include -

Planning my programming - Airlie McCoy, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Scripting and automation of existing software - Santosh Panjikar, Australian Synchrotron, Melbourne
Use & usage of libraries in crystallography - Eugene Krissinel, CCP4, Harwell Research Campus
Visualising statistics in R - Rita Giordano, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
GUIs and Web applications - Harry Powell, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Matrices and symmetry - Reinhard Neder, Institut für Physik, Erlangen
Geometry and space groups - Richard Cooper, University of Oxford
Fourier methods - Lukas Palatinus, Institute of Physics, Prague

Further details will be posted here when available.

We look forward to seeing you in Warwick!

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Last modified: Wed Aug 21 17:07:12 BST 2013