Want to learn how to find, clean and prepare data for your project? Working with Data: 101 will get you started with the concepts, tools and techniques you need to kick start your open data project.
This workshop will teach you about data structures, tools such as regular expressions and OpenRefine for finding, manipulating and cleaning up data effectively. This workshop will build on your existing knowledge and enable you to quickly apply the skills learned to your own data usage.
The workshop is adapted from the Library Carpentry material originally developed in the UK by staff at the British Library with foundations based on Software/Data Carpentry material.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- explain terms, phrases, and concepts in data science
- identify and use best practice in data structures
- create and use regular expressions in searches
- use OpenRefine to sort, transform, reorder, manipulate and clean up data.
Who is this for?
- Learners with little to no prior computational experience who would like to learn how to get started with using data to unlock new knowledge and insight in areas of research, business decision-making, or policy development.
What prior knowledge do you need?
What to bring
- A Wi-Fi enabled laptop, on which you have access to install software
- If you would like to work with specific data sets, please bring them on your laptop
- We also recommend a light jacket.
What we provide
- Free Wi-Fi
- Lunch (tell us if you have any special dietary requirements)
- 7.5 hours (9am to 4:30pm)
Belinda Weaver (QCIF) is an experienced Software Carpentry instructor and Internet trainer. She recently coordinated the Mozilla Science Global Sprint on Library Carpentry, working with over 20 people from six countries to update the material, some of which has been repurposed for this workshop.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 from 9am to 4:30pm at our training facilities 70-72 Bowen St, Spring Hill, Qld, 4000
Course cost: $495 + GST
About the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)
QCIF provides the high-performance services, infrastructure and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry. QCIF operates with its members and partners delivering services to research throughout Queensland and increasingly via Commonwealth programs to the nation.
ODI Queensland is pleased to offer Working with Data: 101, in partnership with the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation.