The '''Community Data Workshops (CDSW)''' are a series of sessions designed to introduce some of the basic tools of programming and analysis of data from online communities to absolute beginners.▼
The '''Community Data
Workshops (CDSW)''' are a series of
designed to introduce some of the basic tools of programming and analysis of data from online communities to absolute beginners.
The CDSW have been held twice in Seattle in Spring and Fall 2014. This wiki includes links to the curriculum we used so thats other can build on and learn from our curriculum:
* [[Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2014)]] along with ''many'' subpages
The workshops are for people with ''no previous programming experience.'' The goal is to bring together both researchers and academics as well as participants and leaders in online communities. The workshops have all been free of charge and are open to the public.
run on one Friday evening for setup and on three Saturdays. Each session involves a period for lecture and technical demonstrations in the morning. This is followed by a lunch graciously provided by by one our sponsors ([http://escience. washington.edu/ eScience Institute at UW] for both of our previous sessions. The rest of the day consists of self-directed work on programming and data science projects supported by more experienced mentors.
'''Introduction to Programming (Session 1)''' — Programming is an essential tool for data science and is useful for solving many other problems. The goal of this session will be to introduce programming in the Python programming language. Each participant will leave having solved a real problem and will have built their first real
programin their group. Because we expect to hit the ground running, we will also run a session in the evening of '''the preceeding Friday (Session 0)''' to help participants get software installed.
'''Importing Data from Web APIs (Session 2)''' — An important step in doing data science is collecting data. The goal of this session will be to teach participants how to get data from the public [[:wikipedia:Web API|application programming interfaces]] (“APIs”) common to many social media and online communities. Although, we will use the APIs provided by Wikipedia and Twitter in the session, the principles and techniques are common to many online communities.
* [http://mako.cc/copyrighteous/community-data-science-workshops-2 CDSW Spring 2014 post-mortem blog post]
* [[Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2014)/Reflections]] — Raw notes from the mentors and organizers