Your future career in scientific computing

This course is the starting point. What comes next?

Don’t go alone

  • There is too much for anyone to learn directly

  • Form networks with your colleagues, help and learn from each other.

  • Academic courses teach you theory, but usually are not teaching complexities of applying it in practice.


  • Aalto:

    • More on this later.

  • Aalto: daily garage:

    • Ask us any question about Triton or scientific computing.

  • AaltoSciComp chat:

    • Chat is not good for long questions; we may direct you to the issue tracker.

    • But it is great for “does anyone else have this problem”

    • Please help each other

  • Usergroups

    • In the future, we want to form user groups

    • We have very little time to organize this, if someone else helps, that would be great.


There are lots of other courses to take.

  • Coderefinery:

    • Intensive workshop in tools you need to do scientific computing.

    • Version control (git), testing, modular code, etc.

    • Not about programming, but what you need to do programming/scripting/data analysis well.

  • Research software hour:

    • “Web show” on assorted topics related to scientific computing

    • Informal and unplanned

  • Hands-on Scientific Computing:

    • Online course (more like a roadmap) of the most important untaught skills.

    • Get one or two credits.

Professional development

Aalto Research Software Engineer service

  • Do you really not want to spend your time on making it run on a cluster? That’s fine.

  • Do you want someone to help you with porting, optimizing, or releasing software?

  • The Aalto Research Software Engineer service can help!

    • You can focus on your work and get professional support for implementing these computing tasks.

    • Currently available for free in the School of Science. Status of others unknown.

    • Read more from its page: