GUIDELINES FOR SPEAKERS

Preparing your workshop

  1. Workshop slots are typically 4 hours, this should include theoretical introduction (often 30 min will be more than enough) and practical exercises (here the more the better;) ). 
  2. Each student will have a laptop with Ubuntu installed. Please, prepare your exercises so they can run even on older laptops in reasonable amount of time ie for de novo assembly workshop I'm using 100Kb region of one chromosome. 
  3. Please, add the software you will need in your workshop to this list. We'll cover installation of all dependencies on Day 1

Creating workshop materials

Adding new content

  1. Navigate to the book page under which you want to create content ie under Day 3.
  2. Press `Add child page`.
  3. Edit the content of new page.
  4. Optionally upload slides.
  5. Press `Save and publish`.

Adding nicely formatted source code / snippets of code

  1. Change `Text  format` to `Full HTML`.
  2. Press `Insert code snippet` button.
  3. Select syntax language
  4. Paste your code & press OK.

Quick Edit: In-place editing of content

Drupal offers Quick Edit, meaning you can edit any content and see it's effect in the current browser window. I strongly recommend using it, as it's very handy. You can access it by clicking small pencil symbol in the top right corner of any content and selecting `Quick edit`.

Dedicated server for data & computation

We have a dedicated server for NGSchool (contact Tomas V. with your preferred username, so he can create an account for you). You will be able to access the server through ssh at address ngschool.biocenter.sk up until approx. Aug 10. We will then pack the server and bring it to NGSchool. After the school, the server will be again available for downloading the data until approx. mid-September. We will also create accounts for all participants at the beginning of the school, so that they can access all the materials comfortably. 

What needs to be done:

  • If you have any files that you want to be available (data sets, etc.), create a subdirectory in /ngschool and download them there. Please, create some readme.txt file with description of what the files are
  • If you need any packages, software etc. installed on the server, let me know (or if you know what you are doing, I can also give you sudo access if necessary); it would be great if all the exercises you are planning were doable on the server without any further installation or downloading large data sets
  • If you need to put up any web material, create a subdirectory in /var/www/html and put it there (also try to keep some readme.txt file)