Instructions and Checklists for practical, common tasks.
This page is an index of the growing set of guides behind the operations of the research group. It is intended to be a living document capturing the overviews and checklists for mastering the practical, administrative, and computational infrastructure that ARFC relies on for various common tasks. All research group members should contribute to this section early and often. If possible, link to GitHub repositories, gists, or Jupyter notebooks when there is a guide item that can be captured in one.
You’re new to the research group. There are a lot of tasks to get done before you can really fly.
- Handle HR stuff.
- Get a GitHub account
- Add yourself to the communication channels.
- If you have an office, work with Katy and the NPRE Department office to get a key.
- If you have an ARFC computer, work with Katy to get a login name.
- Get a Zotero account.
- Join the ARFC Zotero group.
- Request licenses for export controlled software. (Ask Katy if any are needed for your project.)
- Read the Code of Conduct.
- Download the book. Browse it now and use it as a reference when you are lost.
- Install a text editor of your choosing. (e.g. vim, emacs, atom, or xo).
- Install git.
- Configure git.
- Install the Zotero desktop application.
- Learn how to use Zotero.
- Learn how to access articles through the university library.
- Add yourself to this website.
- Email Katy your:
- GitHub username (Katy will add you to the ARFC github organization.)
- Email address(es) to invite to the group:
- Google Drive directory.
- Box Directory
- Email List
- Register for classes.
- Explore Chambana.
Dealing with Katy
Here are some ways to interact with me that will make my life (and sometimes yours) easier.
- Scheduling to meet with Katy
- Requesting a recommendation letter
- Requesting comments on a document
- Requesting help with software
- Asking Katy to be on your PhD committee
We communicate through many channels. Use the communication guide to understand and be prepared to make use of the various meetings, listhosts, chat media, calendars, twitter accounts, and whatnot that tie us together.
- How to Write
- Conference Abstract
- Conference Paper
- White Paper
- Journal Article
- Masters Thesis
- Preliminary Exam
- PhD Dissertation
- Research Proposal
- Purchasing & Refunding
- Printing from a Laptop or a Library Computer
- VPN Client
- Course Planning & Registration
- Qualifying Exam
- Thesis Proposal
- Editing this Website
- Software Templates
- Dual Booting Ubuntu
- Pull Requests (PRs)
- Data Management
- Cloud Computing
- Using Blue Waters
- Using Git Large File Storage
- How to present
- What to present
- Where to present