Training Workshops for Researchers

NeSI is partnering with the University of Auckland, University of Otago, and Scion to deliver three training workshops that build skills in high performance computing, data management, and programming. The workshops are introductory and aimed at faculty and graduate students from all disciplines. For more information, click the links below for full details and to register.

If you have questions about these upcoming events, please contact the NeSI Engagement Team at or if you have questions specific to training, please email


April 20

Introduction to HPC using NeSI @ University of Auckland

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide an introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC). Using a cluster provided by NeSI, you will learn how to access the cluster, submit computational jobs using a job scheduler, and how to transfer your data between the cluster and your storage. No prior experience with HPC is required, however basic command line skills are strongly recommended. If you don’t have an account on NeSI, a training account can be provided. Please note: This event is restricted to University of Auckland staff and students only.

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April 20 - 21

University of Otago & NeSI Data Carpentry Workshop

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Data Carpentry courses are designed to teach fundamental concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. This session will cover data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, and provide an introduction to R, data analysis and visualization in R and SQL for data management. By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research. Please note: This event is for University of Otago staff and students only.

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May 8 - 9

Scion & NeSI Software Carpentry Workshop

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Software Carpentry teaches basic computing skills to help researchers get more work done in less time and with less pain. This two-day, hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. No previous knowledge of the tools or topics is required. This workshop is aimed at researchers and graduate students from all disciplines.

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