HackIllinois Students to Create Gigabit Apps for City

Strategic collaboration among the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign, a student-driven hackathon and two National Science Foundation programs—the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Program and the Midwest Big Data Hub Program—kicks off this weekend

From February 23-25, university students from around the nation will converge at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science to participate in HackIllinois, a student-driven hackathon. One of the components of this year’s event is the Reverse Pitch Challenge.

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Beckman Tech Talk features Visualization Lab on Feb. 13

When: 2/13

Where: 5602 Beckman

Travis Ross, manager of the Beckman Institute’s Visualization Lab, gives an overview on finite element analysis tools in Abaqus software, using 3-D mesh created from CT data captured in the Microscopy Suite. Mariana Kersh, an assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering, discusses how tools provided by the Imaging Technology Group help her research. Lunch is provided.

Savvy Researcher Workshops Announced

50 minutes, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills. The Savvy Researcher workshops cover over 50 unique titles in over 90 sessions. Upcoming sessions include:

  • Revamping Your Research Plan: Citation Chasing, Keyword Searching, and More
  • Using qualtrics.com to program and conduct surveys
  • Digital Publishing with Scalar
  • GIS for Research II: GIS Research, Data Management, and Visualization
  • Smart and Simple Data Management
  • Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!
  • Advanced Text Mining Techniques with Python and HathiTrust Data

And much more! For more details and registration:   http://go.library.illinois.edu/savvyresearcher

All sessions held at the Main Library, Room 314 unless otherwise noted.

Software Carpentry Workshop Announced

Software Carpentry is hosting a workshop for women to learn to code:

Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22
1040 NCSA
9am – 4:30pm
Meals Provided

All people who identify as women or as non-binary are welcome
No programming experience assumed

Register Here

Hands-on workshops that start with the basics and teach you how to:
➔ organize your research computationally
➔ automate repetitive tasks
➔ make your research reproducible
➔ help other researchers access your work
➔ use your work collaboratively

This workshop will teach you to work with R and the Unix shell and will familiarize you with database and version control tools.