Workshop: Introduction to Bash Scripting and HPC job scheduler

NeSI, in collaboration with Genomics Aotearoa, will be delivering a virtual workshop on Introduction to Bash Scripting and HPC Scheduler.

Who is this workshop for?

This online workshop is for New Zealand researchers interested in learning to write scripts and submit jobs to an HPC using a scheduler.

The workshop is an excellent follow-up for everyone who has recently completed the Introduction to R and Introduction to Bash workshops, although these are not strictly prerequisites. You are expected to have some knowledge of basic terminal commands.

This workshop will introduce:

  • Designing a variant calling workflow.
  • Automating a workflow.
  • An introduction to HPC.
  • Working with job scheduler.


This is a fully online, hands-on workshop. This workshop material will be run on the NeSI High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms - there is no need to install any software for this workshop. Instructions on how to access the NeSI HPC service will be sent out with the confirmation letter to registrants.

The material for this workshop can be previewed here.

Participants must have their own laptops and plan to participate actively. You will require a working web browser.

Click here to register for this workshop at Eventbrite

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Event Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 10:00 to 16:00