Data Carpentry for Ecology and Geospatial

University of Florida IFAS REC

June 29th,30th July 6th,7th


Instructors: Geraldine Klarenberg, Vratika Chaudhary, Felipe Sanchez, Kathe Todd-Brown, Eve Bohnett

Helpers: James Colee, Audrey Smith, Brian Stucky, Shar Siddiqui, Matthew Collins, Robinson Botero-Arias, Haqiq Rahmani, Jenicca Poongavanan

General Information

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing".

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Please Register Here:

  • Registration
  • Where: Zoom Online. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

    When: June 29th,30th July 6th,7th. Add to your Google Calendar.

    Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

    Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

    Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

    Contact: Please email or for more information.

    Code of Conduct

    Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.


    Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

    Pre-workshop Survey

    Post-workshop Survey


    Day 1 - June 29th

    Before starting Pre-workshop survey
    Intro to the Carpentries
    Manipulating and analyzing data Manipulating and analyzing data
    10 minute break
    Visualizing dataVisualizing data

    Day 2 - June 30th

    Intro to NeonIntroduction to NEON
    10 minute break
    Intro to RMarkdownIntroduction to RMarkdown

    Day 3 -July 6th

    Intro to RasterIntro to Raster
    10 minute break
    Intro to RasterIntro to Raster

    Day 4 -July 7th

    Intro to ShapefilesIntro to Shapefiles
    10 minute break
    Intro to ShapefilesIntro to Shapefiles



    To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

    We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

    The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Ecology workshops (with R) can be found at the workshop overview site.