Education Sponsored Workshop: PWSAfrica

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Date(s) - 30/07/2018 - 10/08/2018
All Day

Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan

SICSA Education is very pleased to support the Programming Workshop for Scientists in Africa (PWSAfrica).

PWSAfrica is an initiate aiming to run an annual programming workshop for scientists in Africa and will be held at the Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from 30 July – 10 August.

The goal is to empower scientists at the University level in Africa with the programming tools needed to drive innovative research. We hope to achieve this by delivering an annual programming workshop, expanding to different Universities.

Workshop information

The workshop will cover an intensive two-week long curriculum designed to train participants on the essential programming skills needed for mathematical sciences, using the Python programming language. The format of the workshop will involve lectures and a lot of practical sessions, supported by a team of tutors. The workshop will also aim to give mathematical concepts context and relevance by exposing the participants to real-world applications arising from research which makes use of mathematical tools and computer programming.

Learning Outcome

  • Learning how to identify Python data types.
  • Learning about various data structures, including lists, tuples, sets, and dictionaries.
  • Learning about loops and decision statements.
  • Learning how to write functions and pass arguments.
  • Learning how to process and analyse data.
  • Learning how to plot and visualise data.
  • Learning how to define the structure and components of a program.
  • Learning how programming can be used to solve mathematical problems.

The tutors and supporters of this workshop are:

Sofiat Olaosebikan, Benjamin Bumpus, Fionnuala Johnson, Tom Wallis, Fatma Elsafoury, John Williamson and Jeremy Singer:

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