I’ve just organized a fun club for any biologists at Clark interested in learning a bit about computer programming. We’re getting together in the Lasry Lobby this summer, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 1:30 PM to start to learn a language of our choice.
We’re going to be using the tutorials at Codecademy.
We’re all going to work at our own pace, and the purpose of the club is really just to remind us to work on our skills, and provide a supportive environment. Come on down if you are interested. You don’t have to commit to the whole summer.
I’ve started to learn Python. If a bunch of us make progress, I’m going to see about running through the Biopython tutorial.
What can you do with BioPython? Well, a lot, really. You can trim sequences, query ExPASy, download and upload stuff from NCBI, make trees…. I think it’s going to be really fun!