Data Workshops

A data visualization on a television monitor; a laptop sits beneath it


The University Libraries will be offering short workshops on data-themed topics throughout Spring and Summer 2018.


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Amazon Web Services (AWS): Essentials and Architecting for Data Analytics PART 1


Learn the concepts and structure of AWS and get started using it for basic data analytics (prerequisite for Part 2)


Thursday February 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration

Monday April 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (repeat) Registration


Data Analytics using Amazon Web Services (AWS) PART 2


Go in-depth with AWS projects and advanced analaytic features (requires Part 1)


Tuesday February 20, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Torgersen Hall 3310 (enter through 4th floor Newman Library) Registration

Tuesday April 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (repeat) Newman Library Room 207A Registration


Endangered Data Week: Introduction to Data Management, Recovery, and Preservation


Learn how to access, organize, and preserve the files and data you work with for your research and professional activities, whether they’re on floppy disks or cloud servers


Tuesday February 27, 1 – 3 p.m., Newman Library Room 207A Registration


Data Visualization with Tableau


Turn research data into detailed, interactive visualizations which tell the stories numbers alone struggle to express


Thursday April 12, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Torgersen Hall Room 1100 Registration

Introduction to Qualitative Open Coding


Allow research subjects to speak for themselves without explicitly relying on our own pre-existing ideas with open coding


Thursday March 1, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Athenaeum (Newman Library Room 124) Registration


Google Analytics


Get up and running quickly with Google Analytics, and learn how your website is really being used


Monday March 5, 3 – 4 p.m., Torgersen Hall 1100 Registration


Introduction to Python (Software Carpentry-Inspired)


Learn the basics of programming with Python hands-on to support flexible research and data management


Friday March 16, 1 – 4 p.m. and Thursday March 22, 1 – 4 p.m. (both required), Newman Library Room 207A Registration


Introduction to Programming with R (Carpentry-Inspired)


Learn the basics of statistical programming in R, one of the most powerful, widely-used, and open-source (free) statistical packages


Thursday April 12, 1 – 5 p.m., Newman Library Room 207A Registration

Wednesday April 18, 1 – 5 p.m., Torgersen Hall 1100 Registration