Programs 2018-2019

Past workshops:

Open Refine & Github Workshop

This 2-part workshop will introduce participants to OpenRefine in the morning session, and to GitHub/Git in the afternoon. OpenRefine is a powerful tool for exploring and cleaning data — from tabular data in spreadsheets and CSV files to more hierarchical formats like XML or JSON. Participants will learn the basics of using OpenRefine to explore their data using facets and filtering and how to easily clean large datasets using OpenRefine’s Regular Expressions Language (GREL).Git is a version control system for tracking changes in files, especially where multiple contributors are working together. GitHub is a web-based environment for hosting your Git-versioned files so that you can share, collaborate on, and even publish your code, texts, and other files openly. Many in the digital scholarship and library communities use Git/Github to write and share code, data sets, and even websites. During the workshop, participants will learn to use Git to track and version files on their own computers and in GitHub, how to create and push their files to a GitHub repository, and how to work collaboratively using GitHub features.

Attendees should bring a laptop and come prepared to fully participate in the hand-on activities. Detailed setup instructions will be sent out before the workshop.

– Claudia Horning, UCLA
– Dawn Childress, UCLA

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 10:00 am – Sign In
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lunch will be provided

USC Leavey Library, Ahmanson Lab (3rd Floor)
651 W. 35th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Daily parking passes at USC Public Parking lots: $12

Pre-registration closes Monday, October 29, 2018; Preferred payment is via PayPal. If paying by check please contact Casey Ann Mitchell for additional details.

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