Software and Data Carpentry Workshops Reach Over 27,000 Learners

Software and Data Carpentry workshops are held all around the world. The combined sessions have brought over 27,000 learners into workshops to learn to better use “R and Python to work with data, write functions, and initialize repositories in git”.

The Data Carpentry community has reviewed its assessment results and published an article on the impact of these sessions.

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Software Carpentry Instructor Training

Software Carpentry Workshop: Instructor Training

12/14-12/15/2017, 9:00am-4:00pm

1030 National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

This two-day class will introduce participants to a handful of key research findings and show how they can be used to help people learn better and faster. We will look at the cognitive differences between novices, competent practitioners, and experts; why those differences require different pedagogical approaches; how to design formative assessments to provide feedback to both instructors and students while learning is taking place; how to mitigate cognitive load during learning; how concept maps can be used both to design lessons and to communicate those designs; how practices similar to pair programming and test-driven design can be used in education; and how teaching is a performance art.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/software-carpentry-instructor-training-at-ncsa-december-2017-tickets-29157755632

Questions: Contact davis68@illinois.edu

Digital Scholarly Publishing Workshop on 10-21

Digital Scholarly Publishing Workshop with PWW

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

IPRH Seminar Room

Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor

919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL

On October 21 Publishing Without Walls is conducting a one-day digital scholarly publishing workshop for members of the University of Illinois community and the Humanities Without Walls consortium. Conceived as a digital makerspace meets writers’ workshop, this event is geared toward scholars and advanced level graduate students who are interested in digital options for publishing their scholarship.

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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.

Blue Waters New User Training 9/21

Blue Waters [1] project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications [2] is hosting a New User Training workshop for those interested in learning how to best use the Blue Waters supercomputer.

Blue Waters will provide training accounts to students, faculty, and staff from institutions that are part of the InCommon Federation. Up to 200 participants will be able to join an interactive discussion via WebEx. The event will be hosted at NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also broadcast on Youtube. Those watching Youtube will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussions via Slack.

Free registration is required (please use your institutional email address when signing up for the workshop).

When:      10:00 – 16:00 CDT, September 21, 2017
Where:     NCSA bldg, Room 1030 and Youtube
Registration:

  • to participate remotely via Youtube & Slack, click here
  • to attend the workshop at NCSA, click here

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Supercomputing for students

University of Illinois students interested in high-performance and extreme-scale computing can sign up now for the Joint Laboratory for Extreme-Scale Computing (JLESC) Summer School, which takes place July 20-21 at NCSA. The summer school will feature two days of talks on topics like Python, MPI, OpenACC and more. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Register today.

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