Welcome to our fair that will take some pain away from starting with scientific computing!

Many students are expected to complete projects that require advanced scientific computing without being systematically taught basic computing skills.  The Computational Methods Hub and a group of CDT students got together to see what could be done to help.  We decided to throw a fair and to organise a peer network.  The fair will feature informal exhibits dedicated to various tools essential to completing a successful scientific computing project.  The Scientific Computing Support Network is coming in the autumn term and will be dedicated to connecting students (and anyone interested) across the College.


Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Time: 14:00 - 18:00 
Venue: Rooms 341 and 342, Huxley
Campus: South Kensington Campus (#13 on the map)
Registration: Please register  here.
Organised by: CM HubFluid Dynamics across Scales, Mathematics of Planet Earth, Theory and Simulation of Materials and HiPEDS
Contact:  Please email Katerina Michalickova for details. 


List of Exhibits


  • Creating better and faster code

by Smitha Maretvadakethope and Josephine Park
Presenting tips and tricks for your code, come and discover common pitfalls in code development and how to fix them.

  • Scientific data formats

by Thomas Bendall and Hemant Khatri
Share your data in common and space efficient formats. 

  • Git + testing

by Matthew Garrod and Thomas Gibson
This should be second nature to anyone.  Share, track and backup your code and files with Git.  Did you know that you can connect your repository to an automated testing procedure? 

  • High Performance Computing at the College

by Eduardo Ramos Fernandez and Michael Haigh
No larger project can be completed without using a central computing resource.  Introducing the cluster computing at the College from a student perspective.


  • Introducing Scientific Computing Support Network

by Sergio Perez and Matthew Taylor
Introducing the network for scientific computing dedicated to connecting scientists new to scientfic computing to their more experienced counterparts.  Are you new to a field, struggling with finding the right tools to do a job or do you just want to talk to a more experienced colleague? You might benefit from contacting the Network.


Short talks

The afternoon will also include rotating short talks from the exhibit teams (the rotations start and 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30).


Code fair 

Leverage work of your colleagues, don't rewrite code that someone has already written (and optimised).

We cordially invite anyone who would like to present their scientific software package at the fair.  If you are working on an open-source scientific computing project that would benefit others at the College, please let us know.


Help create a better scientific computing community

We welcome anyone who recognises that sharing hard-won computing experience with fellow students makes a difference.  There is enough space for new exhibits and/or suggestions.  We also invite everyone to register with the Scientific Computing Support Network.