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This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This full-day course introduces the Python programming language to those who are already familiar with another high level programing language such as C/C++, Fortran, Java, Perl or Visual Basic. The aim of this course is to give such programmers sufficient familiarity with Python that they can attend any of the more advanced Python courses organised by the Computing service and easily follow any of the widely available Python tutorials on the more complex aspects of the language.

This course covers all the material contained in the "Programming: Python for Absolute Beginners" course, but in a more abbreviated fashion suitable for those who already have significant programming experience. This course does NOT cover the more complex aspects of the language (for such topics see the other Computing Service Python courses), nor is there much explicit discussion of the object oriented features of Python.

If you are an accomplished and experienced programmer you may find this course too slow, you may prefer to self-teach the course rather than attend in person, the full set of notes can be downloaded .

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Bruce Beckles
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, 2nd Floor, Cockcroft Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Time: 9:30 - 13:00
Trainer: Bob Dowling
Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, 2nd Floor, Cockcroft Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes.

When would I use LaTeX instead of Microsoft Word? For scientific and technical documentation/thesis and when submitting articles to Journals that require LaTeX.

Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Trainer: Kate Jeary, Rosemary Rodd
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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A refresher course on the Ivanti Service Manager (ISM) (formerly known as HEAT ITSM) software that will update users on the basic skills required to navigate and use the application.

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Trainer: Adrian Stone
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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A practical workshop covering the workflow of producing a piece of edited video for upload to the web. The workshop will give participants a better understanding of video cameras, microphones and lighting; effective use of a video camera including shot composition and technical considerations. Basic editing techniques will be taught and participants will have the opportunity to edit a short video, encode and upload to the web.

Time: 9:30 - 16:30
Trainer: David Amann, James Tyrrell
Venue: Judge Business School, Keynes House (KH107), Judge Business School (1st floor), Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG
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The course aims to give an introductory overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) in general, and of the facilities of the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) in particular.

Practical examples of using the HPCS clusters will be used throughout, although it is hoped that much of the content will have applicability to systems elsewhere.

Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Trainer: Stuart Rankin
Venue: University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site, Ground Floor, Phoenix Building, New Museums Site, Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QH
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A refresher course on the Ivanti Service Manager (ISM) (formerly known as HEAT ITSM) software that will update users on the basic skills required to navigate and use the application. This second day will cover Dashboard design, ideas for views\queries etc.

Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Trainer: Adrian Stone
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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Countless busy professionals are now turning to speech recognition to speed up creating documents and streamlining their workflow.

This course will focus on how to use [ http://www.nuance.com/for-business/by-industry/education/dragon-educatio... Dragon NaturallySpeaking] for education to improve accuracy and will show you how to customise the software for your writing style.

The aim of this course is to teach you how to achieve 99% accuracy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that you spend less time correcting mis-recognitions and more time dictating text at speeds of up to 140 words per minute!

With Dragon you are only limited to the speed you can think - come and learn how get Dragon working for you!

See success stories of how Dragon is being used by education.

Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Trainer: Darran Bryant
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

Time: 9:00 - 12:30
Trainer: Monica Gonzalez
Venue: University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2, Roger Needham Building, Cambridge, CB3 0RB
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