DVS Workshop: Map Design

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.

Map Design

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-21 18:30
Perkins 218
West Campus

Making maps is a creative rather than a purely technical process. Even if you can expertly use the latest and most advanced tools, you still have to make design decisions based on your specific audience, data, and goals. This workshop will present an overview of concepts in cartography and provide practical techniques for creating effective, visually appealing maps. We will explore design principles by analyzing plenty of examples. No specific software experience or GIS knowledge is required.

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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
First Floor
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.
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DVS Workshop: Data Management 101 for Humanists

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

Data Management 101 for Humanists

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 19:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

Humanists work with various media, content and materials (sources) as part of their research. These sources can be considered data. This workshop will introduce data management practices for humanities researchers to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle.  Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a humanities lens with discipline-based, concrete examples. While general good data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the humanities are the intended audience for this workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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DVS Workshop: Visualization in Python with Altair

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it. ...
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DVS Workshop: Visualization in Python with Altair

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it. ...

Visualization in Python with Altair

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

While Python is my preferred programming language for scripted data transformations, I have avoided routinely doing visualization in Python. I could follow examples for the many Python visualization libraries, but in the end they all seemed confusing and made it hard to do the types of exploratory visualization that Tableau made easy. Finally, Altair has emerged as a viable alternative for me, with the way it thinks about data and the visualization process, and I thought others might be interested in learning more about it.

Altair is a declarative statistical visualization library for Python, built on top of the well-design and powerful Vega-Lite visualization grammar. (Vega-lite was built for the web, includes interaction, and is being adopted as a standard by high profile websites and tools.) It works well for small to medium-sized tabular data (like spreadsheets). 

In this workshop, I’ll run you through both some introductory and more complex examples using Altair with Python in Jupyter notebooks, so you can get a feeling for how you might use it in your own work. No programming experience is required, but you’ll probably be more comfortable following along if you have some previous exposure to Python, since I won’t be spending time on the language itself.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Intro to R: Data Transformations, Data Structures, and the Tidyverse

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Fri, 2019-02-15 15:00
Bostock 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)
West Campus

A gentle introduction to R and the Tidyverse using RStudio.  This two-hour, hands-on session introduces data wrangling, data types, variable assignments, and packages. Our focus will be the Tidyverse, specifically the dplyr and ggvis packages. Tidyverse, is an approachable set of consistent data science tools enabling the R statistical programming language.

Attendees will be signed-up for up a few months of free academic access to the interactive training at DataCamp.

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DVS Workshop: Story Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Perkins Library 218
(Towerview Room)
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.
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DVS Workshop: Story Maps

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

Story Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 18:00
Perkins 218
West Campus

This workshop will help you get started telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. This easy-to-use application integrates maps with narrative text, images, and videos to provide a powerful communication tool for any project with a geographic component. We will explore the capabilities of Story Maps, share best practices for designing effective stories, and guide participants through the process of creating their own Story Map.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop computer. 

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Book Discussion: "What the Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-13 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain, is the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, and offers valuable answers for all educators.

New faculty at Duke received a copy of this book at New Faculty Orientation in August 2018, and are invited to join us to discuss the book (other faculty are welcome, too - if you don't have a copy of the book, we'll provide one if you register at least a week in advance). 

Lunch will be provided. 

 

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DVS Workshop: Intro to Tableau - Easy Charts and Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau's basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).
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DVS Workshop: Intro to Tableau - Easy Charts and Maps

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau's basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

Intro to Tableau – Easy Charts and Maps

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Thu, 2019-02-07 15:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Tableau Public (available for both Windows and Mac) is free software that allows individuals to quickly and easily explore their data with a wide variety of visual representations, as well as create interactive web-based visualization dashboards. This workshop will focus on using Tableau Public to create data visualizations, starting with an overview of how the program thinks about data, common data manipulation and loading, and the terminology used. Activities will include a sample data visualization and mapping project, which will give people hands-on experience using Tableau’s basic chart types and dashboard creation tools. We will also discuss publishing to the Tableau Public web server and related services and tools, like the full Tableau Desktop application (free for full-time students).

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Bostock Library 023
(Library Classroom)
Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.
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DVS Workshop: Intro to QGIS

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

Intro to QGIS

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 18:00
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

Looking for an open source option for GIS to make maps or analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

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Book Discussion: "What the Best College Teachers Do" by Ken Bain

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Wed, 2019-02-06 17:00
Bostock 024
West Campus

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

New faculty at Duke received a copy of this book at New Faculty Orientation in August 2018, and are invited to join us to discuss the book (other faculty are welcome, too - if you don't have a copy of the book, we'll provide one if you register at least a week in advance). 

Lunch will be provided. 

 

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