Introduction to Python, Version Control and Testing: Agenda
The following agenda outlines what will be taught on the course. Additional notes on the teaching materials will be made available shortly after the course.
The software prerequisites for the lessons can be found here.
|09:15 - 09:30||Arrival (following Hans' welcome talk)|
|09:30 - 09:50||Introduction|
|09:50 - 11:00|| Building programs with Python
In this session, you'll learn good programming practices with an introduction to the fundamentals of Python, how to design and build programs more productively and the tools and techniques that you can adopt to produce better code. The following topics will be covered:
|11:00 - 11:30|| Coffee break
|11:30 - 13:00|| Version control with Git
This session will teach you how to track and manage changes within your code, how to collaborate with other developers through a shared code repository, and generally improve the reproducibility of your research. The following topics will be covered:
|13:00 - 14:00|| Lunch
|14:00 - 15:30|| Writing robust code and unit testing
Does the code developed by you work the way it should do? Can you (or others) verify these assertions for themselves? And perhaps most importantly, to what extent are you confident of the accuracy of results that appear in publications? This session will teach you techniques of developing robust code and good unit tests to improve the predictability of a change, make development more productive and produce code that works as expected and produces desired results. The following topics will be covered:
|15:30 - 16:00|| Coffee break
|16:00 - 17:00|| Wrap-up and feedback