Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 20, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1397 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1397
Design Thinking Workshop Oct 20, 2017 Description:


​Assistant Professor of Art + Design Tania Allen will lead workshop participants through the core components of design thinking, including the characteristics and habits of mind that designers cultivate in defining and addressing wicked problems. Through a simple “design challenge” workshop participants will work together to explore the ways that design thinking is operationalized while taking advantage of some of the materials in the Makerspace.



Tania Allen is an Assistant Professor of Art + Design and Co-Director of Graduate Programs in Art + Design for the NCSU College of Design. Tania has worked in large and small design studies in Chicago and Boston, developing branding and communications systems for such clients at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Accenture, MIT and Harvard University. Through her practice, Tania has specifically focused on design as a catalyst for community engagement, using it as a participatory and co-creative process that helps community members take ownership of core social issues, and work to make change from the ground up.

Along with Sara Queen, Tania is the co-director of the design research group co-lab, which focuses on critical mapping as a participatory design research tool. Currently, co-lab’s focus is on developing a methodology for critical mapping that simultaneously embraces cartography as a powerful analytic and synthetic research tool, while also challenging the assumptions that the mapping and visualization process embeds within it. Recent publications have included “Beyond the Map: Unpacking Critical Cartography in the Digital Humanities” in Visible Language (Fall 2015), co-authored with Sara Queen.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1395 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1395
Introduction to Photography with DSLRs Oct 23, 2017 Description: Interested in photography and want to learn how to use a DSLR camera?  This workshop will teach you the fundamentals while also showing you creative ways to capture photographs. You will be working in groups to take photographs using techniques learned in the beginning of the workshop. The last 30 minutes will be spent sharing and discussing images.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: All levels of photography experience are welcome.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1413 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1413
Virtual Reality Studio Orientation Oct 23, 2017 Description:

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill VR Studio. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices for its use, and safety considerations.

After this orientation, attendees will sign a waiver and be able to use the VR Studio during open hours.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1392 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1392
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 25, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 1:15 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1293 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1293
Open in Order to: Build - Developing Open Projects in Arduino Oct 25, 2017 Description:


As part of Open Access Week, we will be discussing how open practices can increase innovation, design, and creativity. Arduino, an open hardware and software platform, releases all of its hardware design files under a Creative Commons license, allowing you to reproduce electronic prototypes and build interactions between computers and the physical world. In this workshop, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with open source code to create custom prototypes of electronic devices.

Time: 3:00 am

Prerequisites: No prior experience with Arduino or electronics is required. 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1398 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1398
State of Sound Sessions 001: Sampling in Ableton Live Oct 25, 2017 Description: An informal audio making meet-up in the Hunt Library Media Production Studios and Music Rooms.
Kaanchee of Sand Pact will show you how she uses sampling in Ableton to make her music, and then invite you to share your audio production tips, tricks, and tracks. 
Drop by and see what you can make with the help of library resources and your community of creators.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: No experience required - learn more about audio production from practitioners and peers in this informal meet-up. 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1414 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1414
Virtual Reality Studio Orientation Oct 25, 2017 Description:

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill VR Studio. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices for its use, and safety considerations.

After this orientation, attendees will sign a waiver and be able to use the VR Studio during open hours.

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1393 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1393
Special Effects Make Up Workshop Oct 25, 2017 Description:
As part of HorrorFest 2017, hosted by the NCSU Libraries, special guest Gregory FX (Gregory Hewitt) will leads an intensive, hands on FX workshop where participants will create and apply a prosthetic. Attendees will be able to take home all molds and appliances they create in the workshop. Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participation.


Time: 6:30 pm

Prerequisites: No prior experience necessary. 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1386 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1386
Seeing Science: Improving Your Visual Communication Skills Oct 26, 2017 Description:

In order to improve your ability to communicate through a visual medium it is important to reflect on your work. Ask yourself: Does my visual design stand out? How can I tell a better story with my data? Are the standard communication practices in my field or the default settings of my statistical and visualization software enough? From the researcher interested in honing their visual communication skills to the designer with an interest in incorporating data into their design, this session will help you develop compelling graphics and visual narratives from your data.


Lead by Mac Hill, Master of Graphic Design Candidate, and Ben Johnson, Research Assistant in the Ocean Observation Modeling Group in the Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, this session will serve as an opportunity for individuals to share their own images, graphics, or visualizations for discussion amongst professionals and a group of their peers. This interdisciplinary program focuses on general best practices of graphic design and information communication, and we invite participation from all research backgrounds.



Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: ​Registration is required for this event. ​Following registration participants will be emailed a form to submit the piece of visualization work they would like to share​.​ ​Space is limited and only the first eight submitted pieces will be shown for discussion and critique. However, showing a piece is not necessary for participation and up to fifteen registrants will be admitted.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1385 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1385
Creative Coding Learnathon Oct 26, 2017 Description:

This is an open-door session to learn some basic programming concepts and how to use code to create interesting visual output. We will learn through making using Processing!


A “learnathon” is a hybrid of a hackathon and a learning session:

  • This won’t be a “taught” workshop—there will be an organizer, but he will be more of a facilitator and helper.

  • We will start with talking about the basic concepts that we will need to begin making. Refer to the list below to see which ones we’ll cover.

  • We shall then begin hacking away and we shall learn through making! The guide shall help you if you get stuck anywhere, and from time-to-time may talk about other concepts to the whole group.

  • You are free to enter or leave at any time, the doors will remain open.


Here’s a list of topics we will explore:

  • Programming basics: variables, loops, functions, code organization

  • Creative uses of mathematical functions to create visuals: trigonometry (gasp--sin, cos), random numbers, Perlin noise

  • Spatial orientation basics: 2D, 3D, Cartesian vs. spherical vs. cylindrical coordinate systems and when to use them

  • Programming not-so-basics: classes and objects

  • Other topics as the situation demands and people ask for


There are no prerequisites, this session is aimed at people with little to no programming experience but who are interested in and excited about making things in the digital visual realm.


You will need to bring in your own laptops, the library will not be providing laptops for this session. You shall also need to install Processing, available for free from https://processing.org/download/



Time: 5:30 pm

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1405 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1405
Open in Order to: Create - Developing Open 3D Printed Projects Oct 27, 2017 Description:

In this workshop, we will discuss Creative Commons licensing and how to identify and organize open files. You will learn the basics of 3D printing and 3D design tools and gain hands-on time using the open source Lulzbot 3D printers we have available in the libraries. We will also discuss how to publish your projects online and how to make your work more openly accessible to the public-at-large.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: No prior experience with 3D printing or 3D design is required

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1399 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1399
Sewing Basics I: Sew Fun Oct 27, 2017 Description:

Have you always wanted to make things with fabric? Does using a sewing machine seem as intimidating as riding a motorcycle? Well, it can be as fun, too!!! With our step-by-step approach, we will teach you the fundamentals that will launch you onto the path to creating successful sewing projects.

Learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, solid sewing skills, and good sewing habits in this introductory class. Beginners as well as individuals with no prior sewing experience are welcome!

**NOTE: This course is not about garment-making. Our focus is on giving you a basic sewing skill set that you can continue to build upon beyond this session.



Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to attend the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace Orientation before attending. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop. 


Sewing materials and machines will be provided.


Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1410 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1410
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Oct 27, 2017 Description: QGIS is a free and open source software for analyzing and visualizing your geo data, also known as GPS, georeferenced, geocoded, or GIS/Geographic Information System data.  QGIS can be installed on multiple operating systems and has greater analytical capabilities than online mapping sites. We'll learn some GIS fundamentals, how QGIS compares with other GIS software, and how to get started using it.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1320 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1320
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 30, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1298 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1298
Literature reviews Nov 2, 2017 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1401 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1401
Alt-Textbook Workshop Nov 2, 2017 Description: The NCSU Libraries is committed to fostering change in the current textbook publishing environment. Librarians can partner with faculty members on licensing resources, using digital repositories, and creating and publishing their own open educational resources. This workshop aims to discuss the problems with the textbook environment and how faculty can partner with librarians to help further student success by looking at alternative ways to providing course materials.

Time: 1:30 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1384 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1384
Design Thinking Workshop Nov 3, 2017 Description:


​Assistant Professor of Art + Design Tania Allen will lead workshop participants through the core components of design thinking, including the characteristics and habits of mind that designers cultivate in defining and addressing wicked problems. Through a simple “design challenge” workshop participants will work together to explore the ways that design thinking is operationalized while taking advantage of some of the materials in the Makerspace.



Tania Allen is an Assistant Professor of Art + Design and Co-Director of Graduate Programs in Art + Design for the NCSU College of Design. Tania has worked in large and small design studies in Chicago and Boston, developing branding and communications systems for such clients at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Accenture, MIT and Harvard University. Through her practice, Tania has specifically focused on design as a catalyst for community engagement, using it as a participatory and co-creative process that helps community members take ownership of core social issues, and work to make change from the ground up.

Along with Sara Queen, Tania is the co-director of the design research group co-lab, which focuses on critical mapping as a participatory design research tool. Currently, co-lab’s focus is on developing a methodology for critical mapping that simultaneously embraces cartography as a powerful analytic and synthetic research tool, while also challenging the assumptions that the mapping and visualization process embeds within it. Recent publications have included “Beyond the Map: Unpacking Critical Cartography in the Digital Humanities” in Visible Language (Fall 2015), co-authored with Sara Queen.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1396 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1396
Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks Nov 3, 2017 Description:

In this workshop you will learn how to conduct and manage your research effectively using several online tools and the Libraries' website. Topics of discussion include:

*  How to optimize your topic keywords and maximize your use of the specific databases tailored to your field of research. 
*  Tips and tricks, such as customizing Google Scholar settings, using interlibrary loan, managing your research with RefWorks, and making use of library services. 
*  Connecting you to the reference librarians and collection managers in your subject area for more in-depth research help later.

* How to use the citation management tool, RefWorks, which helps to keep your information saved and organized, as well as help you share references with colleagues and generate bibliographies automatically.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1402 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1402
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Nov 7, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:30 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1294 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1294
Communicate Your Science: How to Pitch Your Research to the World! Nov 7, 2017 Description:
As scientists and researchers, we are constantly called upon to communicate what we do- from casual banter at a dinner party table to research proposals for potential funding opportunities. Do you feel comfortable giving technical lengthy presentations but struggle to explain your research to people outside your field? How do you create a good story about what you do? Do you have an "elevator pitch" for your work? 

In this workshop, you will learn tips and techniques to communicate your ideas effectively and understand how to tailor narratives for different target audiences. You will actively work on creating a 60-second research "pop-talk", just in time to explain your research, with panache, over Thanksgiving to your family. Grandma will be prouder than ever! 

Time: 1:30 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1406 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1406
Intro to Biomaterials for Design Workshop with Annelie Koller Nov 8, 2017 Description:

Join architect and biohacker, Annelie Koller, as she aims to demystify the brave new world of biodesign with a workshop using living organisms. She will introduce you to some DIY (or GIY*) techniques to grow your own biomaterials and explore biological systems as a valuable tool in design thinking.


This workshop will use organisms such as bacteria, yeast and mushroom mycelium to create a range of materials from cellulose "leather" to mycelium building materials. These tools can be used for prototyping and help expand the participants thinking on how this may be applied in a new direction of design, and ultimately change the way we make consumer products. This new way of manufacturing and materials will soon disrupt the resource-depleting methods we currently use.


Participants will leave the understanding of how the building blocks of life that can be used in design and protocols that they can safely use at home to experiment and explore further. Be prepared to get your hands dirty, but keep your organisms clean.


*Grow it yourself

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1322 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1322
No Coding Necessary: Digital Game Design for Everyone! Nov 10, 2017 Description: Digital game design is no longer just for computer programmers; increasingly, gaming practices and game design principles are being seen in other sectors such as healthcare, marketing, and education. Learning what games can be used for and how to make them is more relevant than ever. In this workshop, you will learn about three beginner-friendly game design programs (No coding experience needed!), the benefits and drawbacks of each, and some example use cases for these tools. The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to learning how to use Twine, an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. Games can be used to explore narratives, systems, processes, and more. Register today!

Sarah Evans is a Ph.D. candidate from North Carolina State University's Communication Rhetoric and Digital Media program who conducts rigorous qualitative and critical studies of marginalized gaming communities and their attendant media technologies. She is interested in addressing, and helping to alleviate, the inequities associated with the ascendancy of digital gaming into various other domains.

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1394 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1394
D3 Fundamentals II: Visualizing Data with D3.js Nov 10, 2017 Description:

During this workshop we will explore how D3.js functions and interacts with the Document Object Model (DOM). We shall create some basic types of visualizations that make use of various D3 methods and combine those with the power of the DOM and CSS. This workshop will put you on the path to more complex applications of the powerful D3 framework.

A basic knowledge of the DOM and other web fundamentals is required, and people with no prior programming experience are recommended to attend the preceding Web Fundamentals workshop as a primer.

During the course of the workshop, attendees will use a local web server from within the Chrome web browser and Chrome’s developer tools to debug and breakdown the web.

We will have MacBooks available for the attendees, but you can bring your own laptop as well running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux with the Chrome web browser installed.


Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: D3 Fundamentals I: Introduction to Web Development, or knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1342 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1342
D3 Fundamentals I: Introduction to Web Development Nov 10, 2017 Description:

This introductory workshop to web fundamentals will act as a primer to the Visualizing Data with D3.js workshop that follows as Part II. This is targeted at people with little to no knowledge about web frameworks or programming, and can be attended independently of Part II of this series.

The Web Fundamentals workshop will introduce attendees to various web standards and technologies, and how they come together to create a cohesive web page. We will learn about the structure of HTML, and what constitutes the elusive Document Object Model (DOM) that HTML uses. We will also see how CSS and JavaScript come into the web picture, and how we can make use of them to alter the look and behavior of the DOM. In doing so, we will take a peek at looking at things with the Object Oriented Programming mindset.

During the course of the workshop, attendees will use a local web server from within the Chrome web browser and Chrome’s developer tools to debug and breakdown the web.

We will have MacBooks available for the attendees, but you can bring your own laptop as well running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux with the Chrome web browser installed.


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1341 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1341
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Nov 13, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1299 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1299
A LaTeX Primer Nov 14, 2017 Description:

LaTeX is a powerful typesetting program for creating all kinds of documents.  Its “what you see is not what you get”' structure makes it very different from programs like Word.  This code-based approach means users can quickly create standard documents from templates or have access to complete customization and scripting for more advanced projects.  Simply put, LaTeX is a tool that enables the creation of beautiful documents; from manuscripts to dissertations, resumes to research posters.


This workshop requires no prior knowledge of LaTeX nor any programming experience.  We'll walk through getting started using Overleaf, a browser-based LaTeX tool.  We’ll cover how to create documents such as reports and letters with features like equations, figures, and tables.   The workshop will also include discussion on how to use and hack advanced templates (e.g., the NCSU thesis template or the IEEE journal standard), as well as tips for successful collaborative editing using Overleaf.


Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1412 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1412
Introduction to Google Analytics Nov 17, 2017 Description:
In this workshop, you will learn about Google Analytics and basic web access data analysis using standard reports. After an overview of the analytics platform and "tour" of a live account, participants will work in groups to analyze data and consider the implications for the website's content planning and strategic communication campaigns. Instruction for setting up your own Google Analytics account will be provided along with other helpful information to get you started. 

This workshop will familiarize users with Google Analytics navigation and basic reporting tools and prepare them for more exploration on their own. No prior experience is necessary. 

Time: 12:30 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:09:14 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1403 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1403
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Nov 27, 2017 Description:


Only currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, and staff may attend and gain access to the Makerspace. An NCSU ID is required for this orientation.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Attendees must be currently affiliated NCSU students, faculty, or staff, and must present a current NCSU ID (Wolfpack One Card). 

Status: open

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