COST OPTIMISE SPECCHIO Programming Course (Feb 22 – 24, 2016)
The COST OPTIMISE SPECCHIO Programming Course took place in Dubrovnik from the 22 – 24 of February. The course introduced the SPECCHIO spectral information system to 10 students from 9 countries. During the first day, the theoretical background was explained and the students started with tutorials to familiarize themselves with SPECCHIO related programming.
On the second day, the SPECCHIO API was introduced and experiences during the tutorials were discussed. After this initial stage, the students came up with small projects, which were related to their own research and served as examples to use SPECCHIO in an applied setting. Additionally, metadata requirements were discussed in an interactive session based on the experience of the students in their research and additional examples. The outcome highlighted the importance of metadata for applications on different scales.
On the third day, already existing SPECCHIO related projects like the SPECCHIO interactive sandbox MATLAB GUI were introduced. Additionally, the student projects were continued and upcoming questions solved.
All course material can be found on the SPECCHIO website at: SPECCHIO.ch – programming course
The course was led by the OPTIMISE WG1 trainer Andreas Hueni and co-trainer Helge Aasen. We would like to thank the local organizing committee Branimir Hackenberg and Zeljka Loncaric from the Department of Biology, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University (Department of Biology, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University).