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Summer 2019 workshops are in the planning phase.  Workshops will be announced via the Northwestern IT Research Computing Services listserv (subscribe).

We’re looking for graduate students and postdocs to be workshop instructors!



Do you work with data? Do you want to improve your programming skills? Ever wonder how to work with data in Python? Or why people keep telling you to learn R? Want to learn what a database is? How to navigate in a terminal or map your data?

Then there’s a summer workshop for you!

Organizations from across Northwestern are working together to offer graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and research staff low-cost workshops on data science, programming, and other core computational skills. Whether you’ve never written a line or code, or you’re looking to fill in gaps in your knowledge, we want you to join us in learning new skills this summer.


Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and research staff affiliated with Northwestern University are welcome to attend. You’ll need a NetID to register and a laptop for the workshops.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to see alternative options for learning these skills.


Workshops will be held in multiple locations on the Evanston and Chicago campuses.


The schedule is still being determined.  Workshops are held between the last week of June and mid-September.

Other Options

We’re offering these workshops because they fill a gap for researchers looking to improve their skills. However, there are additional options both during the summer and academic year, including NICO 101, the data science sequence in the statistics department, Data Science Nights, Research Computing Services workshops, an R User Group, and more. See our list of other data science courses and activities for details.


See Frequently Asked Questions.


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