The University of Arizona
Image Processing Data Carpentry Workshop: Come for the Tucson Rodeo Parade 2020, then learn how to wrangle image data!

Feb 22-23, 2020

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructors: Trisha Adamus, Mark Meysenburg

Helpers: Zuzana Adams, Amirhossein Azami, Ryan Carlson, Courtney Comrie, Gabriela De La Cruz Sanchez, Chris Klimowski, Shuailong Li, Chuan Luo, Artin Majdi, Maliaca Oxnam, Travis Struck

Workshop Description

The BIO5 Institute, in partnership with CyVerse, the D7 Data Science Institute and the UArizona Libraries is hosting a Data Carpentry workshop in image processing. This workshop will teach core computing and analysis skills to help researchers be more productive and effective.

Alternating short tutorials with hands-on practical exercises participants will learn to:

For more detail on workshop objectives see this link.


The workshop assumes you have a working-knowledge of Python and some previous exposure to the Bash shell (a.k.a. Unix, Command Line). These requirements can be fulfilled by:

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.

Apply for the workshop at

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.

Where: Please check your email for the workshop location! Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: Feb 22-23, 2020. 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).

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.

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

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 for more information.

Information about the Tucson Rodeo Week 2020


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

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1 morning

Day 1 afternoon

Day 2 morning

Day 2 afternoon

Click for a list and map of nearby eateries.

Schedule subject to change if necessary.


We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.


For installation instructions, please see the workshop's Setup page.

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.

Google Doc (shoudl the Etherpad give up on us...

Workshop Google Doc: