Training & Resources


The Carpentries

The Carpentries is a global organization of researchers who volunteer their time and effort to create workshops that teach software engineering and data analysis skills to other researchers. The Data Science Hub hosts and sponsors Carpentries workshops on the UW–Madison campus.

Data Carpentry
Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2 & 9, 2019

Data Carpentry covers the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons build on learners’ existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research.

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Software Carpentry
Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2 & 9, 2019

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

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Fall 2019 Training Opportunities

Expanded R Workshops 
Fridays 10 am to noon
Steenbock Library’s computer classroom 105

Open Coding Lab
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Steenbock Library’s Biocommons Lounge

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Data Wrangling in Stata
August 27, 28, 29 and 30
9 am – 12:30 pm
Room 5208 Sewell Social Sciences Building

Data wrangling is the process of preparing data for analysis, which includes importing, cleaning, recoding, restructuring, combining, and anything else data needs before it can be analyzed. Data wrangling is a critical skill for research. This class is a series and you should plan on attending all of the sessions. Offered through the Social Science Computing Cooperative.

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