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15 August 2017/ 22 Zulkaedah 1438H


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SOC ONLINE: The Big Data Task Force (BDTF), School of Computing has organized Basic Python Programming training for academic staffs, researchers and graduate students who are interested, involved or conducting research on big data. The training was held at the Executive Training Room 3, School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia on 8th August 2017.

The training was conducted by Dr. Juhaida Abu Bakar, a lecturer from Computational Intelligence platform, School of Computing. Python is a widely used general purpose high-level programming language. Initially, the participants were introduced to Python programming fundamentals, program designs and data structures. At the end of the training, several advanced topics were discussed.

21 participants attended the training from which 11 are academic staffs from School of Computing and School of Quantitative Sciences. The other 10 participants are graduate students from UUM. The participants expressed their satisfaction with the training and are looking forward for the advanced Python training in the future.

According to Assoc. Prof. Fadzilah Siraj, the head of BDTF Training Committee, “This training is part of a series of training initiated by the BDTF Training Committee. This is one of the initiative of the big data agenda to ensure researchers in the northern region are well equipped with data analytics skills and knowledge. BDTF plans to organize more training in the future.”