Introductions and Getting Started


  • Instructors: Tracy Teal, Titus Brown

  • TAs: Qingpeng Zhang, Cait Pickens

  • Where are the materials? Here!

  • Online chat? Here!

  • Comments? Questions? Fixes?
    • You can add comments at the bottom of each page.
    • You can also edit each page on github, and suggest them as changes.
  • The schedule is adaptable! Day 2 will be adjusted to how Day 1 goes, plus some.

  • Everything we talk about will be available through this Web site, one way or another...

  • Ask questions!

  • Watch for the cliffs: everything is going along fine and whups, that’s a big step...

Getting started:

  1. Please partner with someone that you know and has similar challenges.
  2. Please send to Tracy and Titus ( a ~one paragraph description of a specific research problem that you are having. For example, “I am working on a marine organism and we got 5000 genes from sequencing and I need to figure out what their matches are in another organism and I want to automate the process.”
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  1. Go to Introductions and Getting Started on GitHub.
  2. Edit files using GitHub's text editor in your web browser (see the 'Edit' tab on the top right of the file)
  3. Fill in the Commit message text box at the bottom of the page describing why you made the changes. Press the Propose file change button next to it when done.
  4. Then click Send a pull request.
  5. Your changes are now queued for review under the project's Pull requests tab on GitHub!

For an introduction to the documentation format please see the reST primer.