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DataFest 2015

Edge Events - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 21:00
Fri, Mar 20, 2015: 5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Open Lab (The/Edge)

DataFestTM is a data analysis competition where teams of up to five students have a weekend to attack a large, complex, and surprise dataset (though there's a hint on this page!). Your job is to represent your school by finding and communicating insights into these data. The teams that impress the judges will win prizes as well as glory for their school. Everyone else will have a great experience, lots of food, and fun! Interested?  Please register here: http://stat.duke.edu/datafest


OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch Series: Publishing Video to Duke Classes and Groups Using Warpwire

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Presentation by Todd Stabley, Senior Media Engineer, and Steve Tobak, Senior Manager, OIT Media Technologies.

The next generation DukeStream publishing platform is here, and it's called Warpwire. This easy-to-use web based service allows you to upload a video or image from your computer or smart phone (up to 10GB per item) and then share that item - or the whole collection it belongs to - with just about any combination of NetID-based users and groups using simple links and/or embed code. Warpwire now includes a plugin for Sakai that makes publishing media there even more simple, and there are plans to create one for Wordpress as well. In this session we'll demo Warpwire, talk about our product roadmap, and give you a chance to ask questions.

The Learn IT @ Lunch series runs during the fall and spring academic semesters. It is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment.

  • Each session includes a presentation followed by a Q&A period.
  • All Duke students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate.
  • No pre-registration is required for our Learn IT @ Lunch series.
  • Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
For more information, visit: http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/training/learn_it_lunch/.

OIT's Learn IT @ Lunch Series: Publishing Video to Duke Classes and Groups Using Warpwire

Edge Events - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:00
Wed, Mar 18, 2015: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Presentation by Todd Stabley, Senior Media Engineer, and Steve Tobak, Senior Manager, OIT Media Technologies.

The next generation DukeStream publishing platform is here, and it's called Warpwire. This easy-to-use web based service allows you to upload a video or image from your computer or smart phone (up to 10GB per item) and then share that item - or the whole collection it belongs to - with just about any combination of NetID-based users and groups using simple links and/or embed code. Warpwire now includes a plugin for Sakai that makes publishing media there even more simple, and there are plans to create one for Wordpress as well. In this session we'll demo Warpwire, talk about our product roadmap, and give you a chance to ask questions.

The Learn IT @ Lunch series runs during the fall and spring academic semesters. It is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment.

  • Each session includes a presentation followed by a Q&A period.
  • All Duke students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate.
  • No pre-registration is required for our Learn IT @ Lunch series.
  • Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
For more information, visit: http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/training/learn_it_lunch/.


ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:00
Tue, Mar 10, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.


ScholComm Discussion Series

Edge Events - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 19:00
Tue, Mar 10, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

   The Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication invites the Duke Libraries staff to join us in a monthly discussion of current issues and topics in scholarly publishing, copyright and licensing, open access, and the visibility of Duke research and teaching on a global scale. Each session will feature a different topic and is open to all interested Library staff members. Refreshments will be provided.


OIT's Splunk for IT staff: Searching Basics

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:30
Wed, Mar 4, 2015: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Learn more about crafting searches, understanding search results, and creating reports and dashboards in the second of two training sessions on using Splunk at Duke. Staff from OIT and the IT Security Office will demonstrate and offer recommendations on how to use Splunk to better understand your systems' health and identify anomalies. Please register in advance at  http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg . NOTE: Please make sure to have some logs (web or system) being indexed by Splunk before the second session, and come to the session with a question that you'd like to use Splunk to answer. 


OIT's Splunk for IT staff: Searching Basics

Edge Events - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:30
Wed, Mar 4, 2015: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Learn more about crafting searches, understanding search results, and creating reports and dashboards in the second of two training sessions on using Splunk at Duke. Staff from OIT and the IT Security Office will demonstrate and offer recommendations on how to use Splunk to better understand your systems' health and identify anomalies. Please register in advance at  http://training.oit.duke.edu/reg . NOTE: Please make sure to have some logs (web or system) being indexed by Splunk before the second session, and come to the session with a question that you'd like to use Splunk to answer. 


Zotero workshop

course-support-training-feed - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:00
Tue, Mar 3, 2015: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)

Zotero is a  citation management tool that allows you to capture, save, organize and format bibliographies from citations. In this workshop you will be set up with a free, web-based account and shown how to capture, organize and maintain your collection of research citations.


If you have a laptop, please bring it with you to the workshop.

DIBS Programming Basics for Neuroscience

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:00
Mon, Mar 2, 2015: 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Computing skills form one of the foundations of modern neuroscience research, but learning to program and analyze data can be intimidating, and most materials are targeted at students in computer science and engineering, not biologists. In this workshop, we will offer a gentle introduction to computing for neuroscience students that focuses on data analysis. Over the course of five three-hour sessions, students will learn: 

  • how to use the shell to automate basic tasks like copying files and running analyses 
  • an introduction to version control: "track changes" on steroids 
  • the basics of programming in Python with the iPython notebook: coding in your browser! 
  • plotting and summarizing data 
Please bring your own computer to the workshop. Registration is required. For information on fees and registration, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at johnson@neuro.duke.edu.
     

DIBS Programming Basics for Neuroscience

Edge Events - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 21:00
Mon, Mar 2, 2015: 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Computing skills form one of the foundations of modern neuroscience research, but learning to program and analyze data can be intimidating, and most materials are targeted at students in computer science and engineering, not biologists. In this workshop, we will offer a gentle introduction to computing for neuroscience students that focuses on data analysis. Over the course of five three-hour sessions, students will learn: 

  • how to use the shell to automate basic tasks like copying files and running analyses 
  • an introduction to version control: "track changes" on steroids 
  • the basics of programming in Python with the iPython notebook: coding in your browser! 
  • plotting and summarizing data 
Please bring your own computer to the workshop. Registration is required. For information on fees and registration, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at johnson@neuro.duke.edu.
     


Fair Use of Art and Beyond

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:00
Wed, Feb 25, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Fair use is the right to use, in certain circumstances, copyrighted material without seeking permission from or making a payment to the copyright holder. As part of the celebration of Fair Use Week 2015, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication (OCSC) will be hosting a discussion of the fair use of works of art in research and publishing featuring Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Duke Law's Center for the Study of the Public Domain. In addition, Kevin Smith, director of the OCSC, will be giving an update on the Georgia State University and HathiTrust law suits and how the rulings in both affect fair use. Haley Walton, Outreach Coordinator for Open Access at Duke Libraries, will also be giving a brief summary of best practices in fair use of video games in research and teaching.


Fair Use of Art and Beyond

Edge Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:00
Wed, Feb 25, 2015: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Fair use is the right to use, in certain circumstances, copyrighted material without seeking permission from or making a payment to the copyright holder. As part of the celebration of Fair Use Week 2015, the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication (OCSC) will be hosting a discussion of the fair use of works of art in research and publishing featuring Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Duke Law's Center for the Study of the Public Domain. In addition, Kevin Smith, director of the OCSC, will be giving an update on the Georgia State University and HathiTrust law suits and how the rulings in both affect fair use. Haley Walton, Outreach Coordinator for Open Access at Duke Libraries, will also be giving a brief summary of best practices in fair use of video games in research and teaching.


DIBS Programming Basics for Neuroscience

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 21:00
Mon, Feb 23, 2015: 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Computing skills form one of the foundations of modern neuroscience research, but learning to program and analyze data can be intimidating, and most materials are targeted at students in computer science and engineering, not biologists. In this workshop, we will offer a gentle introduction to computing for neuroscience students that focuses on data analysis. Over the course of five three-hour sessions, students will learn: 

  • how to use the shell to automate basic tasks like copying files and running analyses 
  • an introduction to version control: "track changes" on steroids 
  • the basics of programming in Python with the iPython notebook: coding in your browser! 
  • plotting and summarizing data 
Please bring your own computer to the workshop. Registration is required. For information on fees and registration, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at johnson@neuro.duke.edu.
     

DIBS Programming Basics for Neuroscience

Edge Events - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 21:00
Mon, Feb 23, 2015: 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Computing skills form one of the foundations of modern neuroscience research, but learning to program and analyze data can be intimidating, and most materials are targeted at students in computer science and engineering, not biologists. In this workshop, we will offer a gentle introduction to computing for neuroscience students that focuses on data analysis. Over the course of five three-hour sessions, students will learn: 

  • how to use the shell to automate basic tasks like copying files and running analyses 
  • an introduction to version control: "track changes" on steroids 
  • the basics of programming in Python with the iPython notebook: coding in your browser! 
  • plotting and summarizing data 
Please bring your own computer to the workshop. Registration is required. For information on fees and registration, please contact Elizabeth Johnson at johnson@neuro.duke.edu.
     


Easy Mobile App Development with Appery

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:00
Fri, Feb 20, 2015: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Appery.io is one of a new breed of mobile app development services that reduces the time and effort needed to build an app by leveraging a web-based, visual "programming" environment. You lay out the screens with drag-and-drop components, tie buttons to actions with pre-populated, drop-down menus, and can even call remote web services by literally drawing lines between user-input components and database field names. Real-world apps can be built with no formal programming knowledge; even databases can be managed through a web-interface. 


Easy Mobile App Development with Appery

Edge Events - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:00
Fri, Feb 20, 2015: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Appery.io is one of a new breed of mobile app development services that reduces the time and effort needed to build an app by leveraging a web-based, visual "programming" environment. You lay out the screens with drag-and-drop components, tie buttons to actions with pre-populated, drop-down menus, and can even call remote web services by literally drawing lines between user-input components and database field names. Real-world apps can be built with no formal programming knowledge; even databases can be managed through a web-interface. 


Saving to the Cloud: Getting Started with Box @Duke

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:30
Thu, Feb 19, 2015: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Box is Duke's new secure and user-friendly cloud-hosted platform for storing & sharing files online. Come to this session to get an overview of Box as well as a demonstration of its features so you can get up and running quickly. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the service and university wide roll-out.


Saving to the Cloud: Getting Started with Box @Duke

Edge Events - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:30
Thu, Feb 19, 2015: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

Box is Duke's new secure and user-friendly cloud-hosted platform for storing & sharing files online. Come to this session to get an overview of Box as well as a demonstration of its features so you can get up and running quickly. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions about the service and university wide roll-out.


3D Printing: Design to Build Workflow

Edge + Digital Scholarship Events - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:30
Wed, Feb 18, 2015: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

While modern tools have made 3D design and printing easier and easier they are difficult and challenging to get started with. In this lunch and learn we will walk through the process of creating a simple model from scratch to product. We will also talk about some of the different tools-of-the-trade and various concepts while focusing on foundational knowledge. Various 3D services at and projects at Duke will also be touched on. Our class will demo SketchUp and one type of 3D printer but the knowledge you gain will be portable to other systems and software.


3D Printing: Design to Build Workflow

Edge Events - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:30
Wed, Feb 18, 2015: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Edge: Workshop Room

While modern tools have made 3D design and printing easier and easier they are difficult and challenging to get started with. In this lunch and learn we will walk through the process of creating a simple model from scratch to product. We will also talk about some of the different tools-of-the-trade and various concepts while focusing on foundational knowledge. Various 3D services at and projects at Duke will also be touched on. Our class will demo SketchUp and one type of 3D printer but the knowledge you gain will be portable to other systems and software.


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