ISTI Earthworm Course June 8-12, 2009
ISTI held a week-long Earthworm training class in Saratoga Springs, NY June 8-12, 2009
Instruction ranged from the presentations on the future of Earthworm to collaborative C programming.
Students get hands-on experience.
Students presented Earthworm as used at their own sites.
This course will teach the basics of setting up an EarthWorm (EW) system, compiling all of the source code, learning the Earthworm library APIs, and writing an earthworm module. It will be useful to anybody managing an Earthworm system and interested in writing a new EW module, or modifying existing EW modules.
Course Outline (time permitting):
We reserved a block of rooms at the Downtowner hotel for a discounted block rate. (includes continental breakfast). Please make reservations directly with the hotel by calling them at 518-584-6160. Please let them know you are booking at part of the ISTI group in order to get our reduced rate.
The nearest airport is in Albany, NY - ALB. More information on Saratoga hotels and getting to Saratoga Springs can be found here.
Northeast Shuttle Service runs a shuttle between the Albany Airport and downtown Saratoga hotels. The cost is $20 one way, and reservations may be made by calling by phone at 518-235-8100 or online at http://www.northeastshuttleservice.com .
Departure Times from Albany Airport to the Saratoga Hotels
8:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm. Times are subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions. All rides are a shared ride service.
Hotel Departure Times to the Albany International Airport
4:00 am, 5:30am, 7:30am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm. Times are subject to change depending on traffic and weather conditions. All rides are a shared ride service and passengers should schedule their transportation pick up two hours prior to flight departures.
Getting Around in Saratoga
The Downtowner Hotel is walking distance from ISTI's office (Google maps claims that it is 0.4 miles and takes 9 minutes by foot). There are at least 20 restaurants within a block of the hotel. And it is only 3 blocks to a supermarket. So you may want to consider not renting a car unless you plan on exploring the area on your own.