Nextflow Training

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA)

16th and 23rd of November, 2022

9:00 am - 2:00 pm AWST, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST (1:00 am - 6:00 am UTC)

Instructors: Nicholas Swainston, Paul Hancock

Helpers: Joel Dunstan

General Information

Where: Boardroom, 1 Turner Ave, Bentley WA 6102. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: 16th and 23rd of November, 2022. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email , or for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1 (Using) 16th of Nov

Before Before Pre-workshop survey
09:00 12:00 Welcome and Introduction
Workflows and Pipelines
Introduction to Nextflow
Nextflow Workflows
14:00 17:00 End Day 1

Day 2 (Developing) 23rd of Nov

09:00 12:00 Astronomy Workflow Example
Nextflow Orchestration
Nextflow Best Practices
13:50 16:50 Post-workshop Survey
14:00 17:00 END

Breaks (both days)

10:00 13:00 10 mins
11:00 14:00 10 mins
12:00 14:00 30 mins
13:00 15:00 10 mins


To participate in a workshop, you will need access to software as described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

Please check the “Setup” page of the lesson site for instructions to follow to obtain the software and data you will need to follow the lesson.