Data Carpentry - Genomics

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Dec 10-11, 2019

09:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs

Instructors: Daniel Ouso, Bianca Peterson

Helpers: Caleb Kibet, Careen Natoire, Gilbert Kibet

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Hive Room, TRO Building, Duduville Campus, Nairobi. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Dec 10-11, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them. You will need to carry your national identification card or passport or driving license to access icipe

Contact: Please email douso[at] or ckibet[at] for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.



This worshop will be run on an Amazon Web Service (AWS) in a pre-imaged instance on an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) will all the data and core softwares. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Genomics workshops can be found at the workshop overview site.


Deadline for application is 29-Nov-2019

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