Workshops


Fall 17 Workshops Schedule

Tentative Schedule. Some of the both the topics and dates may change

All workshops are in 362 Shields Library, the DSI classroom directions. Please check the times for each as they vary. Generally, they are on Fridays from 10-12 unless otherwise noted.

Date Title Instructor
Oct 6 Install-Fest Data Science …
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Workshop 12/1 - Reading & Cleaning Complex Data

Reading & Cleaning Complex Data w/ Regular Expressions

Description: DSI postdoc Matt Espe & DSI Director/Professor, Duncan Temple Lang will discuss how to read complex data into R and transform and clean them for use in R.

Prerequisites: Bring your laptop with R installed and working. This workshop is geared for …

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Workshop 11/17 - Parallel Computing in R

Parallel Computing in R

DSI Director and Professor of Statistics Duncan Temple Lang will discuss parallel computing in R.

Prerequisites: Bring your laptop with R installed and working. This workshop is geared for intermediate to advanced users.

Register here. All are welcome to attend, but DSI Affiliates have priority registration …

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Workshop 11/03 - Bibliometrics

Getting & Working with Bibliometric Data

Description: DSI Postdoc Dan Hicks will lead this workshop on finding and using bibliometric data. Bibliometrics is a quantitative "science of science" field that uses publication metadata to study the research process and outcomes. This workshop will introduce methods for getting bibliometric data — that is …

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Databases

When to Use a Database & Which Technology to Use

Carl Stahmer, DSI Associate Director for the Humanities and the Director for Digital Scholarship at the UC Davis Library will describe and compare database technologies with case use examples for different data structures. Attendees who have research data, or anticipate having …

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Cluster Computing

Computing on Clusters

Bill Broadly, KeckCAVES Information Architect and MPS cluster manager, will discuss cluster computing including an introduction to high performance computing, what clusters are, what runs well on them, and how to submit jobs. The format of this workshop will be a seminar with plenty of time for …

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Workshop 10/13 - Webscraping

Web Scraping & APIs

DSI Director Dr. Duncan Temple Lang will discuss web scraping and APIs. Bring your laptop with R installed and working if you’d like to follow along, or just come and listen. (Attendees do not need to have prior experience in web scraping but should be familiar …

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Install-Fest

Fall 2017's kick-off event for the Data Science Initiative is a community #InstallFest. Come with your computer and work with people to install different pieces of software you need to do Data Science of all sorts during this drop-in workshop.

This is great opportunity to: meet other students with similar …

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