Data Carpentry Workshop

Registrations are open until 21/12/2023. The Data Carpentry workshop will take place in Cronenbourg on 11-12, January 2024.

What is a Data Carpentry workshop?

A Data Carpentry workshop is a hands-on training that covers the introductory computational skills needed for data management and analysis in all domains of research. Our lessons are build on the existing knowledge of learners to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Our initial target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. We create a friendly environment for learning to empower researchers and enable data driven discovery.

Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding. A Carpentry workshop is taught by at least one trained and badged instructor. Over the course of the workshop, instructors teach the lesson called "Image processing". This workshop uses Python and a variety of example images to teach the foundational concepts of image processing, and the skills needed to programmatically extract information from image data. The current version of the curriculum was developed from material originally created by Dr. Tessa Durham Brooks and Dr. Mark Meysenburg at Doane College, Nebraska, USA, with support from an NSF iUSE grant. Further development of the curriculum was supported by a grant from the Sloan Foundation/. Curriculum for this lesson in English is available online

Local session

Dates confirmed: 11-12/01/2024, 9am-5pm

Program and requirements are available on:

The lessons of the workshop are, using Python  a various examples of images, to teach:

  1. foundational concepts of image processing
  2. the skills needed to programmatically extract information from image data



This lesson assumes you have a working knowledge of Python and some previous exposure to the Bash shell. These requirements can be fulfilled by: a) completing a Software Carpentry Python workshop or b) completing a Data Carpentry Ecology workshop (with Python) and a Data Carpentry Genomics workshop or c) independent exposure to both Python and the Bash shell.

If you’re unsure whether you have enough experience to participate in this workshop, please read over this detailed list, which gives all of the functions, operators, and other concepts you will need to be familiar with.


Software to install:

In order to participate in this workshop, software must be pre-installed on your laptop. For install instructions, please refer to the "Setup" section found on the workshop page:

You feel lost and need help before the workshop? We can provide help setting up your laptop, on campus and online, before 10th of January, 2024. Ask for help at: openaccessmonth[at] 


Have a look on the standard curriculum: Image processing with Python


Pre and Post -workshop Survey:

Instructors need to know more about your expections and level of satisfaction: please answer before the workshop the Pre-Workshop Survey and after the workshop the Post-Workshop Survey. It will help to improve the quality of the workshop. Thanks a lot by advance!


PhD students, researchers and technical staff from the University of Strasbourg, France.

PhD students' registrations will be privileged.

Researchers from all domains of science can apply. Number of participants limited to 20 participants.


Ecole européenne d'ingénieurs de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux (ECPM) : 25 rue Becquerel 67087 Strasbourg Cedex 2 (Access Map)

Lunch breaks : Crous of Cronenbourg -> see map


Access to Campus North of the University of Strasbourg (Cronenbourg): to join ECPM building, you have to enter at the main entry of the campus:

23 rue du Loess

Main Entry -> see map

ECPM -> see map

Download campus map here (in French only).


Dates confirmed: 11-12/01/2024, 9am-5pm

The team

Carpentries Instructors: Giordano Lipari & Carlos Henrique Brandt

Helpers: Manon Marchand (engineer, CDS), Greg Henning (researcher, IPHC) & Sébastien Geiger (engineer, IPHC)



Support and course will be given in English. Helpers speak English and French as well.


Registrations are open from 03/10/2023 to 21/12/2023.

How to register to the workshop?

Please send an e-mail to: openaccessmonth[at]

indicating your first and last names, e-mail address + your research topic(s) and your motivation to participate in this 2 day-workshop (3 sentences will be enough).

Depending on your profile: mention your doctoral school, research units and/or department of affiliation at the University of Strasbourg.

We will accept your request subject to your commitment to attend both workshop days.

We are very happy to see you in January, 2024!

Fees and credits

There is no fee to pay to attend this workshop.

PhD students who have attended both days receive credits.