October 30 & 31, 2017
9:00 - 4:30
Instructors: Deb Paul, David Jennings, Elise Morrison, Dan Maxwell
Helpers: Philip Boersch-Supan, Matthew Collins, Plato Smith, Adania Flemming, Simona Picardi
Space is limited to 24 participants for this workshop and registration is required. A fee of $46.00 will be charged and lunch will be provided both days. Please plan on attending the entire time for both days.
The UF Carpentries Club and iDigBio are offering a two day Data Carpentry workshop to help participants in the 2017 ADBC summit and the UF community get started learning R and common data management tools such as the spreadsheets, OpenRefine, and SQL. Need to learn some programming for a class? Have data you're scared to work with in Excel? Want to collaborate effectively with your peers? We were there once too. Come start learning with us.
Our instructors are trained by the Carpentries in evidence-based pedagogy and our materials have been developed collaboratively over years by dozens of contributors. The University of Florida Informatics Institute and the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute have generously volunteered space and resources for this workshop and iDigBio is providing staff support. The organizers, instructors, and helpers are volunteering their time to help UF, and you!
The international Data Carpentry organization develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Our mission is to provide researchers high-quality, domain-specific training covering the full lifecycle of data-driven research. Our lessons are domain specific, from life and physical sciences to social science and build on the existing knowledge of learners to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Our initial target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. We create a friendly environment for learning to empower researchers and enable data driven discovery.
We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, Introduction to R, SQL for data management and Data analysis and visualization in R. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop learners should be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.
Who: The course is open to attendees of the 2017 ADBC summit and all members of the UF community: students, staff, and faculty. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating sytem (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below). They are also required to abide by Data Carpentry's Code of Conduct.
Contact: Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
|Morning||Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine|
|Afternoon||Introduction to R|
|Morning||SQL for data management|
|Afternoon||Data analysis and visualization in R|
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need working copies of the described software. Please make sure to install everything (or at least to download the installers) before the start of your workshop. Participants should bring and use their own laptops to insure the proper setup of tools for an efficient workflow once you leave the workshop.
Please follow these Setup Instructions.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.