This upcoming course, offered in partnership with Saga Wisdom, is the missing "next step" for engineers with introductory programming experience. In this seven-chapter video course (with roughly 13 hours of content), we show engineers how to apply their technical mindset to the problem of software design, which will become a key piece of the 21st century engineering "toolkit".
We believe this course is the first of its kind: a programming course that goes way deeper than "hello world", tailored for engineers. We'll delve into case studies drawn from real-world problems in petroleum engineering and economics, and along the way learn general design techniques for robust and powerful engineering software.
This technical talk, presented for several audiences in 2017, introduces the concept of "domain-specific languages" to a non-specialist audience. We discuss the general idea of "notation as a tool for thought", and introduce an actual commercial project as case study, in which a custom domain-specific language adds critically-required flexibility to an economic evaluation system, at a low cost in complexity.
Unfortunately, no recording is available, but slides and example program code are freely available on GitHub.
This four-session course was created in response to a request by SPE Young Professionals for a course covering VBA programming for Excel automation, tailored to petroleum engineers. We produced a course which combined real-world engineering problems with programming fundamentals to help early-career engineers develop their ability to apply programming and automation skills in practical scenarios. Like all of our programming courses, this course makes heavy use of instructor-led live coding, a proven technique for boosting engagement and understanding in computer science classes.
The recorded original course session (as a webinar) is available to SPE members for free, or to non-members for a fee, from SPE.
We also ran the course for several years as a weekend workshop for students at Texas A&M.
Course material for all versions is available on GitHub.
This short talk, presented here as an interactive slide deck with audio narration, attempts to deconstruct the state of data science in the oil and gas industry circa 2015.
We also present a few bits of advice for data science practitioners working in the industry.
Mr. Turk is the primary author of SPE 163713-MS (“Analytics Beyond R2: Year One”) and has presented at multiple industry events including the 2013 SPE Digital Energy Conference. His focus is on finding new and innovative ways to get insights from data science into the hands of the technical professionals making business decisions, including the deployment of creative and interactive visualization tools.