Organised by IPEM's Informatics and Computing Special Interest Group
The Software surgery meeting is an introduction to coding skills day. The aim is to help you get more done in less time and with less pain. Speakers will be discussing how to effectively create and use in house software within the healthcare environment. There will be three separate sessions, each giving a basic introduction to its topic. These topics are:• Using databases and SQL• Data Analysis with Python• Version ControlIn addition, there will also be a session of proffered presentations. Educational AimsTo encourage and promote ‘best practice’ in software coding To introduce some popular modern software development toolsAnticipated Learning Outcomes• Understand the role of SQL in scientific software development, including:• Introduction to database structure and schema:• SQL for retrieving, filtering data• SQL for aggregation and linking data• Strategies for handling missing data, and data quality issues• Resources for learning SQL• Able to set up and use a basic Python software development environment• Basic understanding of data types• Basic understanding of program control and flow• Python environment setup with venv and pip• Importing data from files and databases• Resources for python for data analysis and plotting• Understands the principles of version control and quality• Purpose and data model of version control• Worked example with a popular version control system (mercurial)• Overview of different testing strategiesRegistration On-line registration is now closed. For any queries, contact the IPEM Conference Team.
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