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The Lede Program has started!

May 28, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of the Lede Program and so far so awesome. After introducing ourselves – and the 17 students are each amazing – we each fired up an EC2 server on the Amazon cloud (in North Virginia) and cloning a pre-existing disc image, we got an inspiration speech from Matt Jones about technological determinism and the ethical imperative of reproducibility. Then Adam Parrish led the class in a fun “Hello, world!” exercise on the iPython notebook. In other words, we rocked out.

Today we’ll hear from Soma about some bash command line stuff, file systems, and some more basic python. I can’t wait. Our syllabi are posted on github.

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  1. Brad Davis
    May 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Is it weird that at 36 years old with what some people would call an established career in genetics / genomics / bioinformatics, that I still haven’t figured out what I want to do with my life yet? And that when I read about the Lede Program and the opportunities that are going to come from this I’m envious? (Envy is an ugly word, perhaps not quite envy, along the same lines but with a lower amplitude).


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