Events

Friday Oct. 5
1 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend a FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. Event Details

Friday Oct. 5
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This 1.5 hour hands-on* workshop will teach you how to think about data organization to increase your efficiency and help ensure that your data are reusable. We will discuss good data entry practices, how to avoid common formatting mistakes, basic quality control, data manipulation, and exporting. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 10
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Computers can compliment how we read. Anyone with a PC has access to a huge amount of text and the means to statistically analyze it. This class will show you how to assemble and analyze a large amount of text using python. You will walk away from this class knowing how to assemble a corpus and some of the tools available to analyze it. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Library

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Thursday Oct. 11
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Presenters will give lightning talks on nascent and developed projects that contribute to the digital humanities at The University of Texas at Austin. The lightning talks will be followed by a reception during which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the presenters’ projects in small groups and to network. This event is free and open to the public. Event Details

Friday Oct. 12
woman in green shirt gestures while speaking
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Perry-Castañeda Library

Sign up to attend this FREE workshop and learn how to make your research accessible to non-expert audiences. Distill your message and tell jargon-free stories that connect laypersons with your science. This workshop is for graduate students only. Event Details

Friday Oct. 12
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

This workshop will provide a broad overview of commonly used tools, from powerful open source GIS software like QGIS to new online web mapping platforms like ArcGIS Online. Event Details

Wednesday Oct. 17
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Every organization has old, messy data is both too important to dispose of and too unwieldy to use easily. But it can be remarkably simple to turn that data into something far more accessible and useful. Using the program Open Refine we will show you a few basic techniques to clean and organize your data sets, as well as answer questions about specific data sets and point you towards resources for more advanced data cleaning techniques. Event Details

Thursday Oct. 18
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Engineering Library

Tips for success in searching the technical literature, getting organized, and publishing your work. Pizza while it lasts. Event Details

Friday Oct. 19
3 to 5 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library

Qualitative data is no longer exempt from data sharing policies, although the sensitive nature of these data can pose special challenges to achieving real transparency. This workshop addresses several critical concerns and offers a few practical solutions that may make it easier to avoid unintended consequences. We will touch on basic issues of consent and IRB, secure storage, de-identification, data use agreements, and how to share and publish while adhering to ethical standards. Event Details