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Workshops This Month And Beyond

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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Description Pending

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Tisch Library, Data Lab, Room 203

This course will cover some examples of using the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) to manipulate Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Topics covered include quality control, read alignment, variant calling and visualization.

It is recommended to take the “Introduction to Linux” and “Introduction to Tufts HPC” workshops in preparation for this class. An account on Tufts HPC Cluster is required, see below for instructions**.

**REQUIRED** Workshops utilize the Tufts High Performance Computer Cluster. If you don’t already have access to Tufts HPC cluster, please go to https://research.uit.tufts.edu/ and fill out the “Request account for Research Computing Cluster” Form at least 2 days before the workshop. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

April 1st is Census Day 2020, the day of reference for the entire census. We will discuss filling out the census as a participant, the 2020 census more broadly, and explore recent & historical census data through a variety of tools like Social Explorer and IPUMS. Participants will learn about  different types of census data, how the census is used in a variety of contexts, as well as debates and challenges. 

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

ESRI ArcGIS has much more to offer than just ArcMap! Come for a quick overview and demo of the many ESRI applications including StoryMaps, ArcGIS Online, WebApp Builder, Insights, Community Analyst and ArcGIS Pro. The options are limitless! 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Ever find yourself doing the same mundane task over and over again? Whether it be organizing files, fixing typos, or updating data points, our lives are filled with boring repetitive tasks that waste hours of our precious time. But what if your computer could do them for you? Come and learn how to use Python to harness the full capabilities of your computer and make it do the things you would rather not. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic batch scripting and command-line syntax
  • Creating and running Python scripts from the terminal
  • Running Python interactively via Jupyter Notebook
  • Different ways to use loops and conditionals
  • Recursive directory traversal
  • Reading, writing, and modifying files
  • String manipulation and regular expressions
  • List comprehension and map-functions
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)

Basic familiarity with Python is assumed. Computers will be provided through the Data Lab. If you have never used Python before, you are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory Python workshop prior to this one at one of the following times:

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Interested in exploring an online tool for simple, collaborative scientific and technical writing? Learn how to use Overleaf to make the process of writing, collaborating, and publishing scientific documents in LaTeX quicker and easier. Overleaf is a browser-based editor that allows direct code editing and a Rich Text formatter that does the work for you. Collaborate with colleagues, find templates for major journals, and format bibliographies. 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Tired of Excel and it’s limited capabilities? Want to learn how to use Python and Jupyter Notebooks to analyze and visualize big data? Come and embark on a 90-minute journey that will set you on the path to becoming a true data scientist. We will work hands-on with real datasets and cover the following:

  • The Anaconda distribution for data science
  • Jupyer Notebook and Google Colab environments
  • Essential Python packages for data science (NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, etc)
  • Installing new packages using virtual environments
  • Importing and exporting different datasets
  • Good data management practices
  • Cleaning, grouping, filtering, and analyzing data
  • Long vs wide data formats
  • Creating and tweaking various visualizations

Basic familiarity with Python is assumed. Computers will be provided through the Data Lab. If you have never used Python before, you are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory Python workshop prior to this one at one of the following times:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Tisch Digital Design Studio (DDS)

With TimelineJS you can create a visually attractive timeline incorporating images, audio, video, maps, and other media. Created by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, the tool is primarily intended for journalists but can be used in many disciplines and is particularly useful for introductory digital humanities projects. During this workshop, we will look closely at example timelines — discussing what works and what doesn't — and then work together to create our own timeline putting a modern-day issue into historical context. Throughout the workshop, we'll critically examine the possibilities and the restrictions for advancing an argument in the timeline format.

Note: This workshop was rescheduled from Tuesday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 14.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Tisch Digital Design Studio (DDS)

An interactive session on elements and principles of poster design. These principles are applicable regardless of what software you design in (or even non-digital design), such as the easy-to-use, free, web-based application Canva. This session will focus on design strategies for scientific conference posters.

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Workshops This Month And Beyond

All Workshops

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Description Pending

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Tisch Library, Data Lab, Room 203

This course will cover some examples of using the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) to manipulate Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Topics covered include quality control, read alignment, variant calling and visualization.

It is recommended to take the “Introduction to Linux” and “Introduction to Tufts HPC” workshops in preparation for this class. An account on Tufts HPC Cluster is required, see below for instructions**.

**REQUIRED** Workshops utilize the Tufts High Performance Computer Cluster. If you don’t already have access to Tufts HPC cluster, please go to https://research.uit.tufts.edu/ and fill out the “Request account for Research Computing Cluster” Form at least 2 days before the workshop. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

April 1st is Census Day 2020, the day of reference for the entire census. We will discuss filling out the census as a participant, the 2020 census more broadly, and explore recent & historical census data through a variety of tools like Social Explorer and IPUMS. Participants will learn about  different types of census data, how the census is used in a variety of contexts, as well as debates and challenges. 

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

ESRI ArcGIS has much more to offer than just ArcMap! Come for a quick overview and demo of the many ESRI applications including StoryMaps, ArcGIS Online, WebApp Builder, Insights, Community Analyst and ArcGIS Pro. The options are limitless! 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Ever find yourself doing the same mundane task over and over again? Whether it be organizing files, fixing typos, or updating data points, our lives are filled with boring repetitive tasks that waste hours of our precious time. But what if your computer could do them for you? Come and learn how to use Python to harness the full capabilities of your computer and make it do the things you would rather not. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic batch scripting and command-line syntax
  • Creating and running Python scripts from the terminal
  • Running Python interactively via Jupyter Notebook
  • Different ways to use loops and conditionals
  • Recursive directory traversal
  • Reading, writing, and modifying files
  • String manipulation and regular expressions
  • List comprehension and map-functions
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)

Basic familiarity with Python is assumed. Computers will be provided through the Data Lab. If you have never used Python before, you are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory Python workshop prior to this one at one of the following times:

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Interested in exploring an online tool for simple, collaborative scientific and technical writing? Learn how to use Overleaf to make the process of writing, collaborating, and publishing scientific documents in LaTeX quicker and easier. Overleaf is a browser-based editor that allows direct code editing and a Rich Text formatter that does the work for you. Collaborate with colleagues, find templates for major journals, and format bibliographies. 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Tisch Library Mark Lab

Tired of Excel and it’s limited capabilities? Want to learn how to use Python and Jupyter Notebooks to analyze and visualize big data? Come and embark on a 90-minute journey that will set you on the path to becoming a true data scientist. We will work hands-on with real datasets and cover the following:

  • The Anaconda distribution for data science
  • Jupyer Notebook and Google Colab environments
  • Essential Python packages for data science (NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, etc)
  • Installing new packages using virtual environments
  • Importing and exporting different datasets
  • Good data management practices
  • Cleaning, grouping, filtering, and analyzing data
  • Long vs wide data formats
  • Creating and tweaking various visualizations

Basic familiarity with Python is assumed. Computers will be provided through the Data Lab. If you have never used Python before, you are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory Python workshop prior to this one at one of the following times:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Tisch Digital Design Studio (DDS)

With TimelineJS you can create a visually attractive timeline incorporating images, audio, video, maps, and other media. Created by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, the tool is primarily intended for journalists but can be used in many disciplines and is particularly useful for introductory digital humanities projects. During this workshop, we will look closely at example timelines — discussing what works and what doesn't — and then work together to create our own timeline putting a modern-day issue into historical context. Throughout the workshop, we'll critically examine the possibilities and the restrictions for advancing an argument in the timeline format.

Note: This workshop was rescheduled from Tuesday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 14.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Tisch Digital Design Studio (DDS)

An interactive session on elements and principles of poster design. These principles are applicable regardless of what software you design in (or even non-digital design), such as the easy-to-use, free, web-based application Canva. This session will focus on design strategies for scientific conference posters.