The Pegasus group recently organized a software carpentry workshop at USC on September 17-18th, 2013.
The workshop focussed on helping bioinformatics scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like program design, version control, testing, and task automation. Over a course of two days, short tutorials alternated with hands-on practical exercises.
The topics covered were
using the shell to do more in less time
using version control to manage and share information
basic Python programming
how (and how much) to test programs
HPCC Computing Resources
introduction to workflows and Pegasus WMS
RNASeq bioninformatics pipeline through Pegasus WMS
We are pleased to announce that Pegasus has received another four years of funding from the National Science Foundation.
This new award will allow us to improve the software, especially in the area of data management, promote the adoption of workflow management technologies within domain and computer sciences, and enhance Pegasus' sustainability. Under this award
we will continue to support our current users and are happy to work with new colleagues.