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The '''Community Data Workshops (CDSW)''' are a series of workshops 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 workshops 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 and more than forty people have volunteered their weekends to teach more than 140 people to program in Python, to build dataset from Web APIs, and to ask and answer questions using these data. This wiki includes links to the curriculum we used so thats other can build on and learn from our curriculum:▼
▲The CDSW have been held twice in Seattle in Spring and Fall 2014
* [[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.
'''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
'''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