QBronze76 | Quantum Computing and Programming Workshop, February 21 – March 4, 2022

We are pleased to announce the first QBronze workshop in Colombia! The entangling workshop for QColombia will take place in two weeks at the turn of February and March. Join us for the introductory workshop “Quantum Computing and Programming” and learn the basics of quantum computing and how to write simple quantum programs.

We are inviting high school students, university and graduate students, researchers, professors, and industrial people from Colombia. During the workshop, we will use the introductory tutorial Bronze-Qiskit by QWorld. We will use Discord to communicate with each other and conduct the workshop by Zoom meetings. Jupyter notebooks and Zoom lectures will be in English, mentoring will be in English and Spanish.

We will share daily homeworks via QWorld Canvas (five homeworks, in total 100 pts), and the participants who complete them all successfully (at least 50% from each) with at least 70 pts in total, will earn their diplomas!

All material will be explained on Zoom by the workshop leader. Participants will be given time to work on the problems before moving to the discussion of solutions. Mentor support will be provided for participants to ask their questions and share their progress with mentors. The workshop will be held over 15 days, with a total of 35 hours of training (23 hours of work on the notebooks, 12 hours of live lectures).

Installation Day | Thursday 17 February, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Mentors will be available to help the participants who had issues with the installation of everything needed for the workshop.

Day 1 | Monday 21 February, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Classical systems and introduction to quantum circuits.

  • 11:00-13:00 – Welcome session with explanations
  • 13:00-17:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day

Day 2 | Tuesday 22 February, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Basics of a quantum program and quantum systems.

  • 11:00-13:00 – Session with explanations about what to work with today
  • 13:00-17:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day.

Day 3 | Saturday 26 February, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Quantum operators on a Qubit.

  • 11:00-13:00 – Session with explanations about what to work with today
  • 13:00-17:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day.

Day 4 | Monday 28 February, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Quantum operators on a Qubit and Quantum Correlation.

  • 11:00-13:00 – Session with explanations about what to work with today
  • 13:00-17:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day.

Day 5 | Wednesday 2 March, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Quantum Correlation.

  • 11:00-13:00 – Session with explanations about what to work with today
  • 13:00-17:00 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day.

Day 6 | Friday 4 March, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT-5)
Grover’s Search.

  • 12:00-12:15 – Session with explanations about what to work with today
  • 12:15-16:45 – Participants will work on the notebooks of the day.

The participants are expected to work individually at least 16 hours to complete the following sections of Bronze-Qiskit: basics of classical systems, basics of quantum systems, basic quantum operators, quantum correlation and quantum protocols, and quantum search algorithm.


The tutorial is a collection of Jupyter notebooks, and each notebook has a recorded lecture. We use python to solve the tasks and Qiskit library to code quantum programs. The participants should know at least one programming language, and they should make themselves familiar with Python before the workshop if they do not know Python. We will share the installation instructions and a few notebooks on basics of mathematics and participants should review them before the workshop starts.


Calibrating quantum processors at Google and opportunities to join the team by Alejandro Grajales (Quantum Hardware Engineer at Google Quantum AI)

Monday, March 14, 2022 (15:00 GMT-5) | Organized by QWorld
Language: Spanish

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From Alejandro:
Quantum information is stored in the state of qubits. In all quantum computing platforms, the processing of this information is achieved by the free evolution of quantum systems steered by analog control. Small deviations from the desired states introduce errors. Therefore, careful calibration of our control parameters is needed to minimize errors and increase performance. Moreover, qubits in our devices are tunable transmons. This enables more control over the system, but increases the burden on the calibration procedure as well. How do we orchestrate our microwave electronics to obtain high performance computations? In this talk, I will present the concepts used when calibrating qubits on Google’s Sycamore processors, where we perform a series of experiments on the system to optimize the control parameters. This procedure requires bootstrapping, where we start with simple experiments and build up their complexity as we move forward through the calibration graph. This allows us to go from a coarse knowledge of the parameters of single qubits to refined optimal control of the system in a grid (multi-qubit) configuration. On the last part of the talk, I will extend an invitation for students and researchers to apply to the different opportunities Google Quantum AI has to offer to develop a career in quantum computing.


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Workshop Team

Organizer: Sahar Ben Rached, Lorraine Majiri
Workshop Lead: Aleksandra Lipińska
Mentors: Diego Herrera, Cristian Galvis, Alejandro Gómez, Katherine Noreña, and Anamaria Garcia
Contact: qcolombia [at] qworld.net or qw.colombia [at] gmail.com

Code of Conduct

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.

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