SimCenter’s recent Programming Bootcamps, held December 14-18, 2020 and January 4-8, 2021, were featured in an article released by NHERI on February 6, 2021.
The programming bootcamps are aimed at teaching techniques that are especially useful in natural hazards research. The goal is to train researchers in programming paradigms not covered in traditional civil engineering courses, but which are needed to advance simulation for natural hazards engineering. Although the bootcamps are ordinarily held on-site at the SimCenter headquarters at UC Berkeley, COVID-19 restrictions necessitated an online-only format for the recent summer and winter sessions. The SimCenter team was pleased to discover that the virtual format was conducive to having attendees from a broader range of locations and experiences. The online format also allowed international attendees to join, which was a first during the 2020 summer session.
The SimCenter especially wishes to thank Bootcamp Mentors Reza Sheibani, Chen Gu, Aakash Bangalore Satish, and Xinlong Du for assisting during the December and January sessions. Their support to Bootcamp Instructors Peter Mackenzie-Helnwein and Frank McKenna allowed the online format to execute smoothly.
Read the NHERI article.