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Welcome to the page for the '''Fall 2014 Community Data Science Workshops (CDSW)''' — a series of four sessions designed to introduce some of the basic tools of programming and analysis of data from online communities to absolute beginners.
 
The CDSW will be held on the evening of Friday November 7 and all day on Saturdays 8th, 15th, and 22nd at the University of Washington, Seattle. This pages includes links to the curriculum we we will use. We ran these sessions once before in in Spring 2014. Although we are updating the curriculum, you can see details of what we did lastin timeother onsessions [[CDSWover (Springat 2014)|the archived[[Community versionData ofScience theWorkshops|Community websiteData forScience theWorkshops previous workshoppage]].
 
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=== Session 0 (Friday November 7th Evening '''6:30-9:30pm''') ===
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Come to '''[http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/cmu Communications (CMU) 104] between 6:30 and 9:30pm'''. It's OK if you come a little late but you'll want to have as much time as you can to finish the setup and self-directed assignments so come as close to 6:30pm as you can. Most people will finish early but some people will definitely need the full 3 hours. It's hard to know in advance where problems will crop up so please come on time even if you are confident.
 
=== Session 1 (Saturday November 8th) ===
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Come to '''[http://uw.edu/maps/?sav Savery Hall (SAV) 260] by 9:45am''' (Note: it's not in the communication building). You will need time to get settled and setup. We want to start lecturing promptly at 10am.
 
=== Session 2 (Saturday November 15th) ===
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Come to [http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/sav Savery Hall (SAV)] 260 by '''9:45am'''. You will need time to get settled and setup. We want to start lecturing promptly at 10am.
 
=== Session 3 (Saturday November 22nd) ===
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Come to [http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/sav Savery Hall (SAV)] 260 by '''9:45am'''. You will need time to get settled and setup. We want to start lecturing promptly at 10am.
In the lecture, we're going to be doing building some simple visualizations online in [http://docs.google.com Google Docs]. Please make sure you have a Google Account you can use for the session and poke around at and create a new Google Spreadsheet. I suspect that most of you are going to use Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice, Gnumeric, etc., in your work after the class but using Google Docs means that we'll all be using the same software during the lecture.
 
* '''Morning, 10am-noon12:20:''' [[Community Data Science Workshops (Fall 2014)/Day 3 lecture|A 2 hour lecture-based introduction to data analysis]]
* '''Lunch, noon12:20-1pm:''' We'll provide lunch! This week it will be vegetarian Greek food including veggie dolmathes, hummus and pita, greek salad, vegetarian souvlakei, rice, and oven baked potatoes with olive oil, garlic, and oregano.
* '''Afternoon, 1pm-3:30pm:''' [[Community Data Science Workshops (Fall 2014)/Day 3 projects|Python and analysis practice through short projects]]
* '''Wrap-up, 3:30pm-4pm:''' Wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python
* [[Community Data Science Workshops (Fall 2014)/Day 2 projects|Saturday November 15th projects]]
* [http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/apis-python Introduction to APIs in Python CodeAcademy exercises] - Includes information on using APIs from [http://npr.org/ NPR], [http://bit.ly Bitly], [https://sunlightfoundation.com/ Sunlight Foundation], and [http://placekitten.com/ PlaceKitten]
 
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== Venue and Logistics ==
Parking at UW is available but is not free. There is [https://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking/selfserve self-serve parking] as well as gatehouses that are staffed from 7am on Saturday and can issue you parking passes and point you to an appropriate lot. More details are on the [https://www.washington.edu/facilities/transportation/commuterservices/parking/daily UW Commuter Services website for Visitors and Guests]. UW is also well served by public transportation and easily accessible by bicycle with the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_Gilman_Trail Burke Giilman Trail].
 
One important note is that Huskies football games will be played at UW on '''Saturday November 8th and 22nd'''. The November 8th game will start at 4pm and the time for the November 22nd game haswill start notat been7:30 setpm. Parking may be more complicated and it might be worth considering taking public transit.
 
=== What to bring ===
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