Aug 10-13, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Instructors: Leigh Phan, Reid Otsuji, Elizabeth McAulay, Tim Dennis
Helpers: Stephanie Labou, Ariel Deardorff, Jamie Jamison, David Palmquist
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Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:
Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper "Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals".
Who: The course is for people working in library and information-related roles, especially Southern California librarians in the CSU and community colleges system. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.
Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.
When: Aug 10-13, 2020. Add to your Google Calendar.
Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).
Accessibility: We are dedicated to providing a positive and accessible learning environment for all. Please notify the instructors in advance of the workshop if you require any accommodations or if there is anything we can do to make this workshop more accessible to you.
Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.
Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.
We will use this collaborative document for chatting, taking notes, and sharing URLs and bits of code.
Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.
August 4, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm Zoom TBD
|11:10||Tidy Data cont.|
|10:10||Open Refine cont.|
|11:10||Open Refine cont.|
|9:00||The Unix Shell|
|10:10||Unix Shell cont.|
|11:10||Unix Shell cont.|
|09:00||Introduction to Git|
|11:30||Workshop Wrap Up|
To participate in a Library Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.
We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.
Tidy data introduces best practices for working with data in spreadsheets. If you don't have a spreadsheet program installed please follow the download instructions here. Please also download the data here.
OpenRefine is a tool to clean up and organize messy data. Please find instructions to install it and the data used in the lesson in the lesson.
Bash is a commonly-used shell that gives you the power to do simple tasks more quickly. Please find setup instructions in the lesson.
Git is a version control system that lets you track who made changes to what when and has options for easily updating a shared or public version of your code on https://github.com.
Follow the instructions on the lesson to install Git on your system.
You will need an account at github.com for parts of the Git lesson. Basic GitHub accounts are free. We encourage you to create a GitHub account if you don't have one already. Please consider what personal information you'd like to reveal. For example, you may want to review these instructions for keeping your email address private provided at GitHub. You will need a supported web browser.