Events & Calendars

Browse the tabs below for our upcoming and past events, as well as the calendars for our Collaboration Space and other dates related to astronomy and astrophysics (Astro-Cal). Our Collaboration Space is used to host research tools training activities and events in the Wolbach Library. If you have questions or comments, please contact us.

Material resulting from training and events in the library can be found via the Library's GitHub Organization.

Wolbach Library supports the principle that all people encountered in one’s life should be treated with respect. At no time is abusive behavior acceptable in Wolbach’s physical or online spaces. See also: Events Policy and Conduct in Wolbach Library
2019 Sep 24

Getting Started with High Performance Computing (HPC)

Date: 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here! And feel free to bring your lunch!

Are you new to High Performance Computing (HPC) and don't know where to start? Do you need a refresher on the basics of cluster computing?  We will walk through the basics of HPC using Harvard's Cannon cluster as an example.  While the examples will be specific to Cannon, the principles will apply generally to most HPC clusters.  Topics will include cluster architecture, scheduler, software, and how to submit jobs.

Instruction will be provided by Paul Edmon and Raminder Singh.

2019 Oct 07

The Performing Art of Science Presentation

Date: 

Monday, October 7, 2019, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Phillips Auditorium

Please register here!

Scientists are often so deep into their research they might forget to translate their content when speaking to audiences outside of their areas. This workshop offers specific skills from the theatre to become a more engaging and memorable speaker, whether at a professional conference, public event, job talk or in the classroom. With a focus on clarifying the message, topics also include connection to audience; body language, gesture and movement; purpose and passion; structure and timing; PowerPoint use; managing stage fright; voice, speech and articulation; and how to include stories and metaphors to illuminate complex or important ideas. The goal is to become more clear, compelling and memorable, getting your research to come to life and your ideas to stick.

Instruction will be provided by Nancy Houfek.

2019 Oct 23

Getting Started with Open Science Framework (OSF)

Date: 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here!

OSF is a free and open source project management tool that supports researchers throughout their entire project lifecycle. The tool connects to many other tools researchers often use such as: GitHub, GitLab, Google Drive, Dropbox, ORCID, Zotero, and many more. Come learn more about OSF, and see how your colleagues at the CfA are already using it.

This workshop is part of Open Access Week. Check out other free open access week events at various Harvard libraries.

Instruction will be provided by Julie Goldman and Nico Carver

2019 Nov 12

Introduction to Version Control with Git and GitHub

Date: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here!

Bring your laptop to participate in this hands-on workshop that will cover the basics of Git and GitHub.

Instruction will be provided by Peter K. G. Williams.

2019 Dec 03

Introduction to Singularity

Date: 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Wolbach Library, Lower Level

Please register here! And feel free to bring your lunch!

In recent years containerization has become an incredibly useful way to make code portable while ensuring that it does not conflict with the underlying operating system or with other users.  In HPC, Singularity has become the go to container standard. We will discuss the basics of containerization and how to use Singularity to make your code more portable.

Instruction will be provided by Paul Edmon and Raminder Singh.

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Wolbach Library Collaborative SpaceLocation: 
Lower level of the library, with a flexible arrangement of 4 tables and 35 stackable chairs. 

Reservations:
Members of the CfA community can request access to the space for various purposes (e.g. presentations, workshops, council meetings, user group discussions, etc.). See calendar below for availability, and contact library@cfa.harvard.edu to reserve. 

Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Equipment: 
65" LCD TV and presentation accessories, movable podium, and whiteboard.