CodeRefinery workshop in Espoo

Teaching researchers in sustainable software development

December 12-14, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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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

Please follow our installation instructions.


Tuesday, December 12 Wednesday, December 13 Thursday, December 14


The event is organized at Aalto University. The location is the U9 lecture hall, undergraduate center (main building), Otakaari 1, Espoo. Detailed location information is available at UsefulAaltoMap. This location is around 10 minutes from the previously announced location at CSC. The HSL journey planner can help you get there, and the easiest way to get to Aalto is to take the metro to the Aalto University metro station. To find the within the building, walk to area, then then up to the second floor.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Free of charge.

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.

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.


  • Bjørn Lindi
  • Jyry Suvilehto
  • Nikolai Denissov
  • Radovan Bast
  • Sri Harsha Vathsavayi
  • Seija Sirkiä


  • Janne Blomqvist
  • Richard Darst
  • Mika Jalava
  • Harshit Agrawal
  • Vesa Vahermaa


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