Quantum programming workshop

2020, March 5-6-7, Tampere, Finland

Hosted by Tampere University
QHosts: Dr. Robert Fickler, Dr. Marco Ornigotti, and Dr. Humeyra Caglayan.

Workshop leader: Dr. Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (QLatvia)
QMentors: Laine Strankale (QLatvia) and Daniels Buls (QLatvia)

Our workshop is supported by Tampere University, the Photonics Flagship PREIN of the Academy of Finland, and Faculty of Computing (University of Latvia).

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The application form will be kept open until receiving 30 suitable applications or February 24, 2020.

We welcome you to join our three-day long workshop on the introduction of quantum computing and quantum programming. The workshop will be hosted by Tampere University and held in Hervanta Campus. The exact location will be announced later. The language of the event is English.

During the workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial by QWorld called Bronze, which covers the basics of classical and quantum systems, fundamental quantum algorithms and quantum protocols, and how to write basic quantum programs using quantum programming libraries such as Qiskit. Bronze is composed by Jupyter notebooks and Python will be used as the programming language throughout the workshop. More info about Bronze can be found here.

There is no specific prerequisite except knowing the basics of (i) programming languages, i.e., variables, statements, loops, conditionals, and arrays, (ii) trigonometry, and (iii) matrices, vectors, and operations on them. Before the workshop, each participant can always study the notebooks of Bronze that are prepared for reviewing Python and mathematical basics.

There is no registration fee and free lunches will be provided for the participants. Each accepted participant should bring its own computer. At least one week before the workshop, certain installation and configuration instructions will be shared with the participants to make ready their computers before the workshop. For asking their technical questions, the participants can use #general channel of QWorld’s Slack Workspace.

Code of Conduct (quick version)

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Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event.

We respect the minors (children under age 18) and we must make every effort to protect their rights. All private relationships, private communications (including social media channels), or sexual contacts with minors are prohibited.

The default communication channel between the organizers and participants is e-mail. Except filing the application form, the contact info of any attendee or participant cannot be requested by any person from organizer side (i.e., mentor, educator, speaker, organizer, sponsor, or volunteer). On the other hand, any person from organizer side may share his or her contact info with a participant who is not a minor, upon request by the participant.

A minor can access the emails of the main organizers on the event’s website. If a minor interested in working with a person from organizer side for scientific or pedagogical purpose, then he or she should read this document before contacting this person.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified as they’ll be wearing branded clothing and/or badges.

Abuzer Yakaryilmaz and Robert Fickler will be the main responsible people from QLatvia and Tampere University sides, respectively. You may also contact directly the members of the Ethics Committee of QWorld.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the workshop organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the workshop.

You may also check the full version of Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct of QWorld.