I recently participated in the Genomics Workshop taught by Data Carpentry and offered through Rutgers iJOBS. Data Carpentry’s aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. This particular workshop taught data management and analysis techniques for genomics research and was geared toward researchers without prior computational experience. Over the course of two days, we learned how to organize and manage genomic data, how to use the command line to navigate files and process data, and how to utilize cloud services to store data. The most valuable part was a hands-on exercise where we performed a bioinformatic analysis pipeline on a sample dataset including read quality control, alignment to a reference genome, and identification and visualization of between-sample variation. After taking this workshop, I feel more confident in my bioinformatic capabilities and would absolutely recommend this workshop to anyone interested in learning the fundamental concepts required to analyze next generation sequencing data.