Python for Programming & Data Science Workshops

Northwestern Data Science Career Evening

NICO is excited to support the Python for Programming and Data Science Workshops which will run July 18 through August 17, 2017. This event is organized by the Northwestern University Postdoctoral Forum (NUPF), the SPIE Student Group and NUIT Research Computing Services.

Being able to do programming and data science are useful interdisciplinary skills for any scientist. But learning these powerful, time-saving skills all by yourself might seem intimidating or sound like it could be a slow process. Our summer workshops will offer a concise, efficient introduction into to these skills, tailored specifically to PhD students and post-docs. At the end of our introductory series, you will be able to write your own Python code and feel comfortable manipulating and visualizing data sets and using databases. You’ll gain foundational skills as well as the confidence to do more with your data and further your research.

These workshops aim to fill a skill gap that currently exists for PhD students and post-docs at Northwestern. We recommend undergraduates attend the two-week course NICO 101-0: Introduction to Programming for Big Data.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Dates and Location:

July 18th: Getting started with programming and Python.
​July 25th: Further programming steps in Python.
August 3rd: Reading in data sets, manipulating and summarizing data with NumPy and pandas.
August 10th: Plotting with pandas and matplotlib, statistical and machine learning models.
August 17th: Databases, SQL query language for relational databases, creating a database, accessing databases from Python and through command line clients.

9:00am – 5:00pm, Room M113 (LR4) in the Technological Institute (Evanston campus)


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