Bryn Mawr College

Jan 15-16, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructors: Amelia McNamara, Kelsey Gonzalez

Helpers: Maneesha Sane

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 undergraduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Park Science Center Rm 243. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. Additionally, it is building #13 on this map.

When: Jan 15-16, 2020. 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.

Contact: Please email , or for more information.


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

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1

Pre-workshopPre-workshop survey
9am - 12pm Getting Started in RStudio
12pm - 1pmLunch
1pm - 4pmGetting Started with R

Day 2

9am - 12pm Data Wrangling with Dplyr
12pm - 1pmLunch
1pm - 4pmVisualization
Post-workshopPost-workshop survey

We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code. All the lesson materials can be found here.



To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. 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 for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

Please visit the setup instructions for the each lesson that will be covered in your workshop: