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Winter 2021-22 Technical Skills Workshops

Published onNov 17, 2021
Winter 2021-22 Technical Skills Workshops
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In Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, we are running a series of workshops covering foundational coding and data science skills, based on lessons developed by the Carpentries.

For each workshop, we will aim to have between 5-20 participants.

Provisional Workshop Calendar

This calendar is subject to change dependent on interest in particular workshops, but they will be held regularly every other Tuesday, and will be confirmed by email 2 weeks in advance. If you are unable to make a workshop that you would be interested in attending, please get in touch, and I can find time to schedule a parallel workshop.

Date

Workshop

Contents

Tuesday Feb 8th, 11am-1pm EST;

Thursday Feb 10th, 4pm-6pm EST

Data analysis + visualisation with python part 1

Jupyter notebooks, variables, data types, control structures, dates and times

Tuesday Feb 22nd, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday Feb 24th, 4pm-6pm EST

Data analysis + vis with python part 2

importing data, control structures

Tuesday Mar 8th, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday Mar 10th, 4pm-6pm EST

Data analysis + vis with python part 3

dataframes, joins, visualisation with matplotlib, sqlite databases

Tuesday Mar 22nd, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday Mar 24th, 4pm-6pm EST

Intro to git and github

linking git and github, making a commit, adding an ssh key

Tuesday Apr 5th, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday Apr 7th, 4pm-6pm EST

Intro to Unix command line

files and directories, navigation, pipes and filters

Tuesday Apr 19th, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday Apr 21st, 4pm-6pm EST

Intro to Unix command line part 2

loops, scripts, finding things

Tuesday May 3rd, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday May 5th, 4pm-6pm EST

Publishing data online

SQLite, Datasette, Dataverse, Zenodo, BigQuery, Github Actions, Jupyter notebooks, OpenRefine

Tuesday May 17th, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday May 19th, 4pm-6pm EST

Advanced git + github

Merges, Conflicts, Automation

Tuesday May 31st, 11am-1pm EST

Thursday June 2nd, 4pm-6pm EST

OpenRefine and Regular Expressions

OpenRefine, facets, sorts, regex syntax, entity reconciliation

These sessions are based on workshops designed by the Carpentries, a community-run learning and teaching initiative for research software skills. You can read in more detail about the classes here:

As each workshop requires a small amount of preparation, please get in touch (email agnescam@mit.edu) if:

  • You’d like to attend one of these workshops

  • You would be able to help at one of these workshops (you’re somewhat familiar with the material and would be happy to help handle students’ questions)

  • You’d like to request a workshop that’s not currently listed

  • You’d like to teach or co-teach a workshop

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