CodeRefinery workshop in Turku

Teaching researchers in sustainable software development

March 20-22, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

More information about the registration procedure.



Course goals

The aim of this course is to demonstrate to and familiarize the workshop participants with best practices and tools in modern research software development. The main focus is on professional tools for efficiently developing and maintaining research software. Since most research code is developed in a collaborative setting, we will discuss tools and workflows which facilitate this process. Most of the content is also relevant to a single developer.


Hands-on informal and interactive three-day event with type-along type of presentations, live coding and demos. Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises.

Software requirements

Tuesday, March 20 Wednesday, March 21 Thursday, March 22


Tuesday, March 20 Wednesday, March 21 Thursday, March 22


The event is organized at in the ICT building in the Alpha lecture hall. Joukahaisenkatu 3-5 Turku.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Free of charge.

Who the course is for

If you are writing code that is used in research, then this course is for you. If you develop research code and you know all the tools already, join us as a helper! It's fun, and you always learn something new about a subject by teaching it.

What we will not teach

This is not a course about a specific programming language or the Linux/Unix terminal shell. We assume that you are familiar with the programming language that you use in your work and research. We try to keep the course as language-independent as possible but we will show some basic code examples in Python.


  • You should be able to navigate the file tree in a terminal session and edit text files in the terminal.
  • Basics in at least one programming language.
  • You will need to bring a laptop.
  • It is good if you have access to Eduroam.
  • You need to install some software. Please follow links in the schedule.


  • Jyry Suvilehto
  • Radovan Bast
  • Sri Harsha Vathsavayi


  • TBA


CodeRefinery is a project within the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC). NeIC is an organisational unit under NordForsk.

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Radovan Bast
High Performance Computing Group
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
+47 776 44117