MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM): Dr Chris Wang

Event Name MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM): Dr Chris Wang
Start Date 29 Apr 2019 12:00 pm
End Date 29 Apr 2019 1:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

Topic: Automate the boring stuff

Speaker: Dr Chris Wang

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you even if you have never written a line of code before?

“Automate the boring stuff” is an introductory program targeted at researchers, students, professional staff, and indeed anyone who uses a computer, to show you how to code small, practical programs to automate repetitive and time consuming administrative tasks.  This introductory level information session will cover a range of topics, such as manipulating data, strings, handling files, extracting info from multiple files, sending bulk email and provide practical ideas and skills to deal with monotonous tasks in an accurate and efficient manner.

This will be followed by lunch at 12.40pm.

We thank you for your continued attendance at the MMM's.  Let's keep the momentum going.

MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  Your attendance is both welcomed and expected.

The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom