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Building Computational Systems in the Wolfram Language

The Wolfram Language (WL) is renowned for its exploratory capabilities but less so for converting computational insights into sustainable, "real-world applications". The conventional pathway has initial WL-experimentation giving way to "proper" system-building languages (e.g. Python, C++ etc.) for widespread deployment. Recent technological advances however, raises the tantalizing prospect of carrying out both exploration and system-building in the same environment while using the same high-level programming language. Such continuity promises a frictionless transition from computational discovery to product-delivery and this workshop reveals some key techniques, technologies and patterns that makes this end-to-end pathway possible.

Emphases on each topic will depend on attendee interest as well as introducing a special new tool for transforming the package-building process (onSoc licenses included). This workshop is targeted at experienced WL users ranging from academics needing to produce FAIR-compliant research software, start-ups choosing the WL as their core system-building language through to large organizations seeking to future-proof/commercialize significant WL code-bases.

What's included?

  • 8 Core Practices
  • 1 Certification
  • 100 Questions
  • 2 Videos
  • 8 Notebooks

Productonalize your computational insights 

You will learn how to take a notebook narrative and transform it into a robust and sustainable computational system.
  •  Laying down a WL-based architecture
  • The art of function-naming
  • Goldilock's function-scope
  • Best practice in paclet/package design
  • Harnessing the cloud & repositories
  • Re-imagining unit-testing
  • Implementing systemic parameterisation
  • Writing and deploying compelling documentation
Meet the instructor

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones is a content marketing professional since 2002. He has a Masters Degree in Digital Marketing and a Bachelors in Education and has been teaching marketing strategies for over 15 years in Chicago. Patrick enjoys teaching all levels and all ages. He looks forward to sharing his love of building meaningful and effective content with all students to develop their marketing abilities.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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