Pictures and comments from our first annual RDA training workshop in 2012. Scroll down to see what last year's participants had to say.

Thank you, for gave us the opportunity to take the Workshop, the information and the practice exercises will be very usefully for our daily work. The logistic for the training was excellent.

The hands-on exercises with real instruments were really valuable. Also to see working sites applying workshop topics and using the instruments and programs we used in the lab. I appreciate the time and effort it must have taken to get everything together and organized.

I wanted to thank you again for the excellent workshop. I learned so much that will help me with up and coming research. Without this workshop I would have continued to be in-the-dark about wireless, power, and Campbell Scientific dataloggers. The class size was perfect and both of you provided an amazing learning environment. I desperately needed the "hands-on" experience that this course offered. I feel honored to have been admitted into the course. Oh, and the food was amazing as well.

I learnt a lot in the workshop, especially the telemetry and datalogger part, which I will use in the near future. Thank you and Don again for ALL of these in the past week!

Thanks again for including me in the workshop. I got a lot out of it and had fun at the same time--what a great group of people.

The topics covered were clearly relevant to all of the participants, whose diversity of experience and research sites made for a very constructive week. Everybody contributed some knowledge and took away much new knowledge.

I just wanted to thank both you and Don again for the workshop you put on! I had a great time, and am very grateful for the introduction into remote data acquisition. Thanks also for showing us some of the work that y'all are doing, it was nice to see some real-world application of what we later learned more about in the classroom. For my work, I don't yet access any data remotely, but this workshop has provided me the tools to start some of that up. I now have a better understanding of who to contact, and what sort of instrumentation I'll need to begin accessing our data remotely. This will be hugely helpful, as I'm sure our lab will soon be moving in this direction.

Overall assessment: A+, extremely useful and well done. I do not remember a week of such good learning and networking in a very long time.

It was very important that we actually worked with the hardware, thanks for making the effort to make it all available.

I really liked the solar panel and electrical circuits exercises.

Field trip to sites was definitely a very important component of the class.

Doing all wiring to logger, NL 200, etc. ourselves was very important and very useful.

I can't emphasize enough how well you guys did this and how useful it was for me. Thanks for accepting me into the course and thanks for feeding us some good food there and for the opportunity to spend some time out at Sevilleta. Really cool place with some amazing stars!!!

Most importantly, I thought it was fantastic. Going in, I'd say I knew about 20% of what you taught, so I got a ton out of it! I also thought it was great having a mix of techs/graduate students. From the tech's side of thing, it's important that they know how to program, deal with the equipment, as many PIs don't really give a great overview of that sometimes. As a grad student, it was informative to see what systems people are using, and how to implement them, as one day (hopefully) I'll be writing a few research grants.