Programming literacy – In demand skill for the future!
In September 2023, interested people from all over Europe gathered at RWTH Aachen University to participate in a Python computing workshop specifically designed for chemists and adjacent disciplines. In addition to 75 in-person participants, the course was offered hybrid for up to 100 online participants. Different learning units covered various fields to enable the attendees to analyse and present research data digitally, to solve different problems, and to gain important insights. Based on scientific examples, the topics ranged from an introduction to Python, over plotting data, fitting and differential equations, and integration to machine learning.
During coffee and lunch breaks, the participants had time to mingle to exchange their experiences as well as to talk to the trainers to ask their questions or to deepen their knowledge. Since the workshop was organised jointly by NFDI4Cat and NFDI4Chem, both consortia were there with a booth to point out our community solutions to the attendees and be available for questions. Due to the fact that the workshop was fully booked shortly after advertising, we are really sorry for others who were not able to join. There will be other possibilities in the future. Stay tuned!