The development team of the Particle-In-Cell (PIC) code SMILEI is happy to announce the very first SMILEI training workshop. This two-day event will take place on November 6-7, 2017 at Maison de la Simulation (Saclay, 20 km south of Paris). It is the perfect opportunity for beginners to learn about PIC simulations in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment, and for current users to strengthen their expertise and/or share their problems/needs with the SMILEI community. Program (in progress): - Nov 6th (starting at ~10:30): presentation of SMILEI: state of the project, roadmap, capabilities, physics and HPC achievements. - Nov 7th: hands-on sessions (tutorials for beginners and, in parallel, applied discussions for advanced users).