Brown Bag Seminars

We have a series of lunchtime seminars that we're starting in order to give you brief trainings on very focused topics. For the Spring 2017, we have:

AMPING UP YOUR RESEARCH WITH THE (COMPUTE) GRID

This beyond-the-basics seminar is your ticket to working more efficiently and accelerating your work. Giving a gentle explanation of the integrated technologies of login, storage, and compute, we will explain how increasing job efficiency can help you get results back in a fraction of the time; how you can do more simultaneous work by understanding how much RAM & CPU your work really uses; and ways to speed up access to the files you need while working anywhere. More...

JUST ENOUGH UNIX (FOR THE COMPUTE GRID)

Find Unix tough to learn or confusing? Looking to learn enough to get your work done while making life less painful? Or do you secretly want to boast to your friends? This concise class will go through the basics of working with files & navigating directories, handling large numbers of files, customizing your environment to work more efficiently, and interacting with the HBS compute grid resources. More...

A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES

Heard about them? Not sure if they'd be useful in your work? Want to learn more about them? This seminar will outline the benefits and drawbacks of using databases, and demonstrate a few examples of how to obtain, sort, filter, and summarize data that takes a matter of seconds. Finally, we'll show how you can use databases in external programs, including Excel, R, Python, and Stata. More...