Using the Linux shell is essential to the use of powerful tools and computing resources. Programmer Dan Kerchner and Systems Specialist Ian Hardy will get you started using the shell to interact with Linux computers. Knowledge of this swiss-army knife of a tool will provide you with the background needed to use many powerful tools for research and data analysis.
No prior programming knowledge is required, just a basic understanding of computer files and folders. This workshop is useful for anyone interested in programming and web related work or those who need to manipulate data.
Please bring a laptop to this workshop. If you’re bringing a Windows laptop, please install PuTTY from www.putty.org beforehand. If you don’t have a laptop, we will a few extra on hand.
This workshop is part of the Build Your Skills Workshop Series which features practical, hands-on instruction in useful skills you may not learn in class. Other workshops in this Fall 2016 series are Intro to 3-D Modeling with Tinkercad, Zotero In-Depth, Programming with Python, How Do I Cite This?: Understanding MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles, and Take Charge of Your Stuff: Citation Management with RefWorks, Zotero & Mendeley. All sessions will be first-come, first served.