Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -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 Sep 27, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1091 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1091
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Sep 27, 2016 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1034 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1034
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Sep 28, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1039 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1039
Ready. Set. Go! Research Posters Done Right Sep 28, 2016 Description:

Learn what makes a great research poster and how to get started designing your own poster in Powerpoint!


In this project-based workshop, we will review the best practices for research posters and help you get started on your own poster. This workshop is appropriate for those just starting to identify a topic to those ready to present research. Computers will be provided.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/958 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/958
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1040 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1040
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Sound Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman, Aaron Arthur, and Olivia Wright


So much of the sound we listen to now is stored in a digital format that it is easy to forget that most of that sound began as an analog wave of air pressure.  What was once a live 1970s funk band horn section has become repurposed as a digital 2010s cell phone ringtone.  What began as a real human voice or a violin or an orchestra was converted from an analog signal to a digital one:  from a stream of air pressure to a stream of bits and bytes.  But the digitization of sound has benefits well beyond providing a snippet of a Parliament Funkadelic jam to let you know a friend just sent a text.  Digitized sound makes it easy to analyze those sounds – to decompose those digital data into frequencies and harmonic data to better understand what we hear.

In this workshop, we will build a device to capture sound, save those data to the computer, and analyze the results to compare different sounds.  We will build a simple contact microphone and record sounds using Audacity.  We will make multiple measures using the contact microphone and analyze the resulting data using SAS Studio.  

We will consider questions like:  How much of a sound (how precise the data) is enough to distinguish two or more sounds that, to the human ear, are clearly different?  How does the sensitivity of our microphone affect the quality of the analysis of the data?  How does the way in which we define the start and end points of a recording (or sample) affect our measure of frequencies?  How can we compare different sounds that may be of very different duration or timbre or tone?

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative.See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.

Olivia Wright is an NC State junior majoring in Statistics with a minor in Computer Programming.  She is a Technical Intern at SAS where she has worked on a wide range of projects from text analysis of popular novels to a missingness analysis of international trade data.  Most recently, she has been developing an automated processes for analysis of employee survey data and a set of point-and-click custom tasks for executing data and statistical processes in SAS Studio.

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Audacity software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1054 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1054
Introduction to Virtual Machines Sep 29, 2016 Description:
This workshop will give you hands on experience setting up and working with virtual machines, environments that behave as a separate computer within your own. No prior experience is required.

Virtual machines provide you with a space to experiment without messing up your system, can help to improve the reproducibility of your work, and give you the fire power to switch between different operating systems on a single machine. Participants will come away with knowledge of what a virtual machine is, and how to set one up using tools such as Vagrant and VirtualBox. 

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. This workshop is for beginners!

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1060 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1060
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Touch Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman and Aaron Arthur


With 27 bones, the human hand is capable of a wide variety of gestures, from a single finger pressing a button to an opposable thumb and fingers carefully turning a dial.  With the Arduino kits available in the D.H. Hill Makerspace, we can design a hardware interface that allows human beings to interact with our invention by pressing a button, turning a dial, or even waving a hand in front of an electronic eye.  Those hand gestures can control our invention; the gestures can also be saved as data to help us better understand our users and the system, itself.  But to build a useful interface, we need to design a hardware interface that is well-suited to the human hand and gather data that accurately reflect gestures made. 

For example, how can we distinguish a button tapped once versus a button held down?  How can we identify a deliberate gesture from a less deliberate motion?  How many dials can one hand turn at the same time?  How quickly can a human hand turn a dial; how quickly can we gather the data on that motion?  How often might a person actually want or need to press a button?  By considering questions like these and others, we can design a hardware interface that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the human hand and gather and analyze data that accurately reflect those gestures. 

In this workshop, we will use several kinds of sensors and an Arduino to gather meaningful data about simple human gestures:  pressing a button, turning a dial, and waving a hand in front of an electronic eye.  We will set up the Arduino to save data in a manner that allows us to use the digitized records for statistical analysis.

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative. See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Arduino software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1053 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1053
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Attitudes and Emotions Sep 30, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman, Olivia Wright, and Aaron Arthur


Attitudes and emotions are some of the most complicated human responses to study.  How do you create an objective measure of something that you know from the start is a subjective experience?  The situation is even more complex when the thing people are responding to is something designed to manipulate their feelings:  a persuasive ad that is trying to convince you to trust our democracy to a particular politician running for office or an entertaining movie that has spent 90 minutes leading up to the moment the moviemakers are hoping will make you cry tears of joy.

One way researchers have captured the range of attitudinal and emotional responses of human beings is through a relatively simple audience meter – a dial that allows users to respond in real time positively or negatively to what they are viewing.  These devices can be used to help determine how to market a movie… or sell a political candidate.

In this workshop, we will build an audience response meter using an Arduino to capture audience emotional responses to a video.  We will consider questions about how the design affects the data we collect.  For example, how do the names (Dislike/Like; Hate/Love; Bad/Good) we assign the two directions on our dial affect which direction users might turn it?   How does the actual turning radius of the hardware affect how far people might turn a dial to the left or right?  How often should we read the position of the dial?  Can we gain any better understanding of responses by calculating how quickly users turn the dial or how long they leave it unmoved?  We will address these questions and match the dial data to the content of the video so that we can conduct a more meaningful statistical analysis of the data we gather.

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative. See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Olivia Wright is an NC State junior majoring in Statistics with a minor in Computer Programming.  She is a Technical Intern at SAS where she has worked on a wide range of projects from text analysis of popular novels to a missingness analysis of international trade data.  Most recently, she has been developing an automated processes for analysis of employee survey data and a set of point-and-click custom tasks for executing data and statistical processes in SAS Studio.

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Arduino software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1055 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1055
Infographics: Visualizing Information Sep 30, 2016 Description:

Infographics can be powerful tools for communicating research and achieving greater impact. Yet, while a good infographic clarifies and captivates, a bad infographic distorts and distracts. This workshop will cover basic design and narrative principles for creating infographics that balance visual appeal with data integrity. We will discuss multiple resources for generating infographics. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating an infographic with free infographic creation tools.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/976 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/976
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 30, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1092 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1092
Getting Started with eTextiles Oct 3, 2016 Description:



In this session you'll learn how to combine electronics with textiles to create a unique wearable project. We'll teach you how to sew a circuit, and then you'll design and develop a your own creative project. Throughout this session you'll gain practical knowledge about electronics prototyping, learn the basics of sewing by hand, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components.  

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. No prior experience with sewing or electronics is required. 


You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1064 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1064
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the Hunt Library Music Rooms Oct 3, 2016 Description: Learn the basics of using the Hunt Library Music Rooms in this interactive workshop. Led by Hunt Library employees who are also experienced musicians and recording engineers, you will learn audio production methods in GarageBand and participate in a short, hands-on project that teaches you the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboards, audio editing, multitrack recording, and more. Find out about the powerful production and vintage music format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer! Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the Hunt Library Music Rooms and come away from the workshop with essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1073 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1073
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Oct 4, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1074 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1074
Ready. Set. Go! Creating Custom Business Cards Oct 4, 2016 Description: Looking for a way to stand out to potential employers or business partners? Interested in gaining some experience with Makerspace technologies? Build your brand with custom business cards! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use design elements to strengthen brand alignment, get hands-on experience designing for the laser cutter, and come away with business cards tailored to your brand.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/967 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/967
Alt-Textbook Project Information Session Oct 4, 2016 Description: The NCSU Libraries invites applications for a competitive grant program to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are freely-accessible alternatives to traditional print textbooks. OERs empower faculty to innovate pedagogically,, enhance access for NC State students to high-quality, tailored educational materials, and reduce the financial burden of expensive textbooks. This session will provide an introduction to different types of OERs, as well as successful Alt-Textbook-funded projects. We will discuss the 2016-17 call for proposals and application process in detail. Participants will also have the opportunity to speak with librarians about potential project ideas.

Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to attend. 

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: This information session is intended for NCSU faculty and instructors considering applying for an Alt-Textbook grant or interested in learning more about employing Open Educational Resources in their classroom. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1072 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1072
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Oct 10, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1077 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1077
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Oct 11, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1078 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1078
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Oct 12, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1079 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1079
Seeing Science: Improving Your Visual Communication Skills Oct 13, 2016 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 Deb Littlejohn, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, and Walt Gurley, Visualization and Digital Media Librarian, 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: 9:30 am

Prerequisites: Participants are asked to register prior to the event and 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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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1063 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1063
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 13, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1049 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1049
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Oct 13, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1080 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1080
Ready. Set. Go! Impress Interviewers: Research the Company Oct 13, 2016 Description: Career prep often focuses on resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. But the candidate that has researched the organization - its strengths and its weaknesses - stands out as a knowledgeable and savvy future employee! This workshop will help you become freakishly efficient at hunting down company information to impress your interviewers.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1058 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1058
Introduction to Text Analytics using SAS Studio Oct 14, 2016 Description:


Workshop presented by Aaron Arthur, NCSU student & SAS intern.

In this workshop we will discover ways to perform quick, useful analyses of text with SAS Studio. We will break documents down into manageable pieces: words, sentences, and paragraphs. We will search for content keywords and other text that can help us to uncover the author’s intention or the underlying meaning of the story. 

Attendees will learn the basics of SAS Studio in order to manipulate and analyze textual data. These methods include:
Identifying the most common words, including proper nouns
Breaking text down into paragraphs, sentences, and lines
Tracking where specific words appear in a text to map meaning over time
Removing words using a stop list to avoid overcounting function words like “and” and “the”
Uncovering meaning using text analytics and visualization

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: All of the software necessary for this workshop (SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics) will be provided during the workshop.


You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1069 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1069
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Oct 17, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1081 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1081
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Oct 18, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1082 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1082
Coding for Wearables I Oct 18, 2016 Description:

In this session you'll learn how to program the Arduino Gemma, a microcontroller designed for wearables! Learn how to develop code for wearable projects, practice prototyping circuits, and learn about electronic components. At the end of the workshop you can take you Gemma home to continue learning and experimenting. 

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

None. No electronics experience required. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop.

Mac laptops will be provided. If you would like to use your own laptop, please be sure to download the latest version of the Arduino IDE and install the Adafruit Sensor Library and the Adafruit NeoPixel Library

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1065 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1065
Ready. Set. Go! Get Your Ideas off the Ground: Project Management Basics Oct 18, 2016 Description: How  can you best make your ideas a reality? Understanding how to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal is essential to succeeding in school, the workplace, and within student organizations. This interactive workshop will offer strategies for effective, collaborative problem-solving in teams in order to get your ideas off the ground!

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 7:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/960 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/960
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Oct 19, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1083 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1083
Ready. Set. Go! Show, Don’t Tell: Make an Infographic! Oct 19, 2016 Description:

We know that the brain processes visuals more quickly than text. When done well, infographics can help you make your point quickly and clearly. Infographics can be used in the workplace, at school, or for marketing purposes. We’ll go over how to use Piktochart and Canva for getting started with Infographics.


This workshop was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with data visualization, design, or infographics is required.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1056 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1056
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the Hunt Library Music Rooms Oct 20, 2016 Description: Learn the basics of using the Hunt Library Music Rooms in this interactive workshop. Led by Hunt Library employees who are also experienced musicians and recording engineers, you will learn audio production methods in GarageBand and participate in a short, hands-on project that teaches you the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboards, audio editing, multitrack recording, and more. Find out about the powerful production and vintage music format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer! Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the Hunt Library Music Rooms and come away from the workshop with essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1084 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1084
Ready. Set. Go! Getting Stuff Done with Microsoft Excel Oct 20, 2016 Description: Embarrassed that you still don’t know Excel? End your shame! Instructors and employers expect their students and employees to understand how to use Excel effectively. During this 90 minute workshop you will learn essential spreadsheet basics like preparing a budget, sorting and managing lists of information, and creating graphs from data.

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/961 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/961
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 20, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1048 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1048
Getting Started with Data Visualization: Tools for Research! Oct 21, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide tools and tips for making data visualizations, from simple charts to more complex visualizations. Participants will get some hands on practice using software for making attractive visualizations quickly that allow for customization. All hardware and software will be provided!



Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/939 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/939
Getting Started with Data Visualization II: Elements of Design Oct 21, 2016 Description: In this workshop, we will focus on designing attractive data visualizations for effective communication. Participants will learn design tools, such as Tableau, and get hands-on practice in creating a visualization that incorporates design elements based on accepted best practices grounded in current visualization research. This workshop is part of a 2-workshop introduction to data visualization.

Note: we will have Mac laptops available for participants to use; however, you are welcome to bring your own laptop!

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites: Getting Started for Data Visualization I, or experience with creating basic data visualizations.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/950 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/950
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Oct 24, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1085 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1085
STEM Education and Critical Thinking with the Raspberry Pi Oct 25, 2016 Description:


The Raspberry Pi is a revolutionary computing platform: a radically affordable single-board computer designed to enable people of all ages to explore computing and learn programming. Because of its low cost ($5-$35) and open, flexible hardware, it has been embraced by a global community of DIY enthusiasts, educators, researchers, hackers, and other makers. Many people use the Pi for electronics and Internet of Things projects that connect to the web over ethernet or WiFi.

This presentation and hands-on demo will showcase the Raspberry Pi and the possibilities it enables. Warren Jasper, Professor and Director of the Textile Engineering Program, will show multiple projects he has built with the Raspberry Pi, while giving attendees advice on starting a project and connecting it to the NCSU network. He'll also discuss teaching with the Raspberry Pi, and the advantages it offers instructors and students in learning to program and build connected devices.

This will also be a chance to learn more about the NCSU Libraries' Makerspace resources, which include Raspberry Pi kits available through our Technology Lending service. We have loaned Pi's since 2013, and are currently upgrading and adding to our set of kits.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to attend the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace Orientation before attending. All materials will be provided.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1071 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1071
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Oct 25, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1086 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1086
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Oct 26, 2016 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1087 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1087
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Oct 27, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1088 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1088
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 27, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1050 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1050
Tableau II Oct 28, 2016 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 12:10 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/941 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/941
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Oct 28, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/940 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/940
Getting Started with eTextiles Nov 1, 2016 Description:



In this session you'll learn how to combine electronics with textiles to create a unique wearable project. We'll teach you how to sew a circuit, and then you'll design and develop a your own creative project. Throughout this session you'll gain practical knowledge about electronics prototyping, learn the basics of sewing by hand, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components.  

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. No prior experience with sewing or electronics is required. 


You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1066 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1066
Think and Do Qualitative Research and R with Denae Ford Nov 2, 2016 Description:

In Think and Do sessions you'll learn how students and researchers at NC State use technology to support their research, and you'll get hands-on experience trying out some of those tools and methods.


In the “think” portion of this session you will learn how Denae Ford, PhD student in Computer Science, uses qualitative analysis tools to study gender in software development communities.  In the “do” portion, you will learn the basics of using R for qualitative analysis and get hands-on experience working with qualitative data sets.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1089 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1089
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Nov 2, 2016 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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1013 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1013
Ready. Set. Go! Your Professional Image Nov 3, 2016 Description: Your professional image helps to facilitate networking and job opportunities! It’s important to consider your professional image long before you begin applying for internships or jobs. This workshop will help you think about ways you can tell your story and represent yourself in the digital environment with personal websites and social media. We’ll also provide tips on networking and general professional etiquette.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/965 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/965
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Nov 3, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1051 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1051
Data Cleaning and Analysis Tips and Tools: Open Refine Nov 4, 2016 Description:

Often the most time consuming part of doing research is the data cleaning process. This workshop will provide hands-on learning in data cleaning using OpenRefine, free software that makes it easier to clean and explore data sets. 


Mac laptops will be provided for use during this workshop. If you would rather bring your own laptop for use during this session, please download Google Refine 2.5 to your laptop in advance of the workshop.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with using Mac laptops is helpful unless you want to bring your own laptop. 

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/942 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/942
Ready. Set. Go! Zero to Website in 90 Minutes Nov 4, 2016 Description:

Building sleek, professional looking websites doesn’t have to require experience with HTML or cost a lot of money. Whether you’re interested in building an electronic portfolio or starting a blog, we will show you several easy-to-use website creators that will have you up and running in a flash. We’ll go into how to use Wix and Wordpress for building your own websites.


Content was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with HTML, computer programming, or building websites is required.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/964 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/964
Exploring the Wildlife of Our Homes through Web-based Visualizations Nov 4, 2016 Description: This interactive seminar explores microbiome sequence data through visualization with the user-friendly, web-based tool, Phinch. This visualization framework allows users to plot manageable subsets of large data sets to explore trends. Participants will analyze real-world data from the Wildlife of Our Homes project, contributing to our understanding of the microbiomes of over 1,000 homes. This interactive seminar will explore how visualization tools allow users to navigate often intimidating metagenomic data sets in a fun and interactive exploratory environment.

This seminar will be led by Dr. Carlos C. Goller and Dr. Julia L. Stevens. Dr. Goller is a Teaching Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Biological Sciences, and teaches in the Biotechnology Program. Dr. Stevens is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as a Visiting Scientist in NC State's Department of Applied Ecology.

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/963 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/963
Visualizing and Curating Data in WordPress with Prospect Nov 4, 2016 Description:

Following its experience with DH Press, the UNC's Digital Innovation Lab has developed “Prospect”—a next generation data curation and visualization platform. Prospect introduces a series of features devised for the types of data required by humanities scholarship. The platform fully supports a work-flow operated by data contributors and editors. It also allows the creation and uploading of archive bundles, configuring itself for domain-specific data sets. Prospect runs as a WordPress plugin integrated into UNC’s web services. 

Instructor Bio:
Michael Newton is the Technical Lead in the UNC Digital Innovation Lab. He is an active humanities scholar with a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies as well as an innovative software engineer with a B.A. in Computer Science from UCSD.


This workshop is part of the Digital Scholarship in Practice Series (DSiP)

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: Mac laptops will be available for use, but if you are more comfortable using a PC or your own laptop, please feel free to bring one.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1070 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1070
Ready. Set. Go! Impress Interviewers: Research the Company Nov 10, 2016 Description: Career prep often focuses on resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. But the candidate that has researched the organization - its strengths and its weaknesses - stands out as a knowledgeable and savvy future employee! This workshop will help you become freakishly efficient at hunting down company information to impress your interviewers.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1059 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1059
Ready. Set. Go! Creating Custom Business Cards Nov 16, 2016 Description: Looking for a way to stand out to potential employers or business partners? Interested in gaining some experience with Makerspace technologies? Build your brand with custom business cards! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use design elements to strengthen brand alignment, get hands-on experience designing for the laser cutter, and come away with business cards tailored to your brand.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/968 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/968
Ready. Set. Go! Research Posters Done Right Nov 17, 2016 Description:

Learn what makes a great research poster and how to get started designing your own poster in Powerpoint!


In this project-based workshop, we will review the best practices for research posters and help you get started on your own poster. This workshop is appropriate for those just starting to identify a topic to those ready to present research. Computers will be provided.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/966 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/966
Infographics: Visualizing Information Nov 18, 2016 Description:

Infographics can be powerful tools for communicating research and achieving greater impact. Yet, while a good infographic clarifies and captivates, a bad infographic distorts and distracts. This workshop will cover basic design and narrative principles for creating infographics that balance visual appeal with data integrity. We will discuss multiple resources for generating infographics. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating an infographic with free infographic creation tools.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/977 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/977
Coding for Wearables II Nov 21, 2016 Description:


In this session you'll deepen your knowledge of Arduino Gemma, a microcontroller designed for wearables. Learn more advanced coding concepts and practice bringing multiple sketches together to create unique custom projects.  At the end of the workshop you'll receive new electronics components that you can add to your Arduino Gemma kit. 

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

This is an intermediate level workshop that builds upon concepts learned in Coding for Wearables I. We strongly recommended that you complete the introductory coding for wearables workshop before attending this session. 

Attendees should bring the Arduino Gemma kit provided during the introductory workshop.
 
Mac laptops will be provided. If you would like to use your own laptop, please be sure to download the latest version of the Arduino IDE and install the Adafruit Sensor Library and the Adafruit NeoPixel Library

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1090 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1090
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Dec 1, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

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: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1052 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1052
Getting Started with Data Visualization II: Elements of Design Dec 2, 2016 Description: In this workshop, we will focus on designing attractive data visualizations for effective communication. Participants will learn design tools, such as Tableau, and get hands-on practice in creating a visualization that incorporates design elements based on accepted best practices grounded in current visualization research. This workshop is part of a 2-workshop introduction to data visualization.

Note: we will have Mac laptops available for participants to use; however, you are welcome to bring your own laptop!

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites: Getting Started for Data Visualization I, or experience with creating basic data visualizations.

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/951 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/951
Getting Started with Data Visualization: Tools for Research! Dec 2, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide tools and tips for making data visualizations, from simple charts to more complex visualizations. Participants will get some hands on practice using software for making attractive visualizations quickly that allow for customization. All hardware and software will be provided!



Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/943 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/943
Tableau II Dec 9, 2016 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/945 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/945
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Dec 9, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:18:25 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/944 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/944