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CDT Software Course - TMCS 2018

Tues 16th - Fri 19th, May 2017.

Lars Andersen Bratholm (LAB), Mike O'Connor (MOC), Silvia Amabilino (SA), David Glowacki (DRG)


Tuesday 29th May (DRG)

Wednesday 30th May (LAB, MOC, SA, DRG)

Thursday 31st May (LAB, MOC, SA, DRG)

  • 10:00 - 18:00 hackathon
    • group 1 led by LAB - tutorial here
    • group 2 led by SA - repository here
    • group 3 led by MOC - repository here
  • 12:00 - 13:00 guest lecture: Clare Macrae (developer @Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 pizza/wine party!

Friday 1st Jun (LAB, MOC, SA, DRG)

  • 11:00 - 16:00 hackathon
  • 16:00 - 17:00 show and tell

Hints and tips

Hints and tips on common Bash and editor commands.

Beginners guide to using the shell

Before you arrive...

We recommend that you bring your own laptop to work on (so that you can easily continue to use the same tools for the hackathon!).

You should test your installation using our testing scripts. To access these start a shell and run the commands:

git clone
cd boot-camps/setup

before following these instructions.

You also need to create a free individual account on GitHub. Make sure you know your username and password when you arrive

We recommend that you to work through this short tutorial on Beginning Python to refresh yourself on Python.


Much of this workshop borrows from the great resource that is Software Carpentry.