Register for the CHPC/NITheCS Coding Summer School 2024

Registration has opened for the Coding Summer School (CSS) 2024. This is a joint effort between the CHPC and NITheCS. The CSS will take the format of a hybrid event where participants will be required to attend specific universities and research locations. The CSS will take place from Monday 29 January 2024 until Friday 9 February 2024.

Aim of the School is to train researchers across South Africa and Southern Africa in the fundamentals of programming, data science, HPC, and computational sciences. It is CSS is aimed at postgraduate students and researchers in STEM fields focusing on the fields of astronomy, biology, computer science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medical, and physics.


  • Lectures/tutorials occur Monday to Friday
  • Lecture/tutorial times: 10:00 – 16:00 with breaks each day
  • Notes, quizzes, and assignments provided
  • Certificates awarded to qualifying students

Week 1:

Participants will learn the fundamentals of Python and data science which will allow them to analyse and manipulate various datasets. They will also be introduced to Linux and Bash in order to learn HPC skills.

Week 2:

In week two, participants are exposed to Python applications, covering machine learning, probability & statistics, and various domain specific topics.

For more information and if you wish to attend the CSS, kindly follow the link below to register:

Space is limited at the various locations so make sure to register soon to book your place.

We have representatives from each university and some research institutes, known as champions. We have representation at some institutes in SADC countries as well. You may contact them for any further queries and logistics. The contact list can be found here as well:

For general inquiries please contact: