In this course you will learn to:

  • Read text files (and websites)
  • Selectively extract and manipulate information
  • Manage tabular data
  • Manage sequence data
  • Combine programs to pipelines
  • Use libraries

At the end of this course you won’t be expert programmers, but “high level beginners”

Therefore your future as programmers strongly depends on your will to not stop programming when you go back home

Secret: Having problems the solution of which requires programming

We need your help to:

  • start sessions
  • end sessions (recap and feedback)
  • collect feedback
  • write stuff and pin them on the pin board
  • discuss exercise solutions
  • teach


A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development collaborate intensively on software projects (see Wikipedia)

Getting started

Why are we here?

What are your expectations?


What do you need programming for? What would you like to take home from the course? Write on a card

Finish within 7 minutes

How is going to work

Each slot is organised as follows:



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