Free VTK, ParaView, CMake and friends courses to be held at Kitware in NY July 22-25th.

Hi All,

Kitware is having 4 days of free courses at our Albany NY offices this
summer ( July 22-25 ) covering VTK.js, VTK, ParaView, CMake, TomViz,
CMB, and Girder.

To reserve a seat for the courses, please fill out this google form
and we’ll get back to you to confirm you reservation.

A full course schedule follows:

Monday July 22

Morning: Introduction to 3D Web visualization

Modern development is pushing applications to run inside Web
environments. This course will introduce vtk.js and ParaViewWeb, and
explain how these tools enable 3D Visualization inside your web

Afternoon: Managing your data with Girder

Girder is a free and open source web-based data management platform.
This course will provide an overview of Girder, including various use
cases and extensibility for end-to-end data management, analytics, and

Tuesday July 23

All Day: CMake and Friends

CMake is open-source software for managing the build and test process
of software using compiler-independent methods. This course will teach
users the fundamentals of CMake and CTest through a mix of lectures
and hands on tutorials.

Wednesday July 24

Morning: Introductory and applied VTK

At this introductory course, attendees learn the fundamental concepts
that all users and developers need to know to work with The
Visualization Toolkit. A curated selection of hands on exercises, in
either C++ or Python, give students first hand experience with VTK’s
fundamentals: data structures, data processing and rendering, and user
interaction. The course material is annotated with recommended
resources for further learning.

Afternoon: Tomviz: Tomography Data from Acquisition to Analysis and

The course will introduce you to the Tomviz desktop application
(Windows, macOS, and Linux binaries available) with a focus on
materials tomography data. We will cover the complete pipeline from
data acquisition on a TEM microscope to projection image alignment and
reconstruction. The more general analysis and visualization of
reconstructed tomography data will be covered, along with exporting
movies, web scenes, and data. Some advanced topics to be covered
include running the pipeline in Docker and adding custom Python-based

Thursday July 25

Morning: A hands on introduction to ParaView

Paraview is an open-source, parallel visualization and analysis
application. In this course we provide a hands-on introduction to the
ParaView interface, learn how to query the data, work on examples that
use common visualization and data analysis filters, describe how to
create animations, and how to save a visualization pipeline as a
Python script that can be modified and run in batch mode.

Afternoon: Introduction to Computational Model Builder (CMB)

This course will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of
Simulation Model ToolKit (SMTK) with examples in both C++ and Python
as well as hands on experience with using the Computational Model
Builder (CMB) ModelBuilder Application. These combine to manage the
core resources and associated operations which are required to define
a simulation. Resources include geometric models, simulation
information, and meshes.
This course cover use cases from a large range of problem domains, a
discussion on how CMB can be applied to your workflow and problem
domains, and future enhancements to both SMTK and CMB.


Hi Dave,

Is this course online? I’m in the UK and wish to join it online if possible.


Sorry no. We aim for guided/interactive training. That is hard to do remotely with more than a couple of attendees. However, slides and such from these courses are/will be posted here:

Kitware also offers paid courses, and our office in Lyon holds them the most frequently,

hope that helps.

Hi Dave, thanks for the March 2018 Course Material!