Mar 7-8, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructors: Josh Herr, Kate Hertweck
Helpers: Tim Moore, James Mickley
Data Carpentry workshops are for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data.
We will cover Data organization in spreadsheets and OpenRefine, Introduction to R, Data analysis and visualization in R and SQL for data management. 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 aimed at graduate students and other researchers.
Contact: Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will use this Etherpad for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code. In addition to the etherpad page, we've duplicated the final version of the etherpad here, for posterity.
If you'd like to continue developing your coding skills, we've consolidated a list of our favorite resources and links from the etherpad to help you.
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.
Kate is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas - Tyler in the Department of Biology. Her research involves the genomics and bioinformatics of the patterns of transposable elements within and between genomes. She is an instructor for both Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry.
Josh is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in the Department of Plant Pathology and The Center for Plant Science Innovation. His research involves the genomics and bioinformatics of host-microbes interactions using microbial ecology and metagenomics techniques. He is an instructor for both Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry.