‘Data Isn’t Scary’ Workshop Series Offers Introduction to Research Data

Data Isn't ScaryJust in time for this frightful season, the SMU Libraries is hosting a series of workshops as a general introduction to research data, data research management, and how SMU Libraries can support your research data needs. The workshops showcase databases, tools, and techniques supported by SMU Libraries. Two of the workshops, Introduction to Text Mining and Introduction to GitHub will be lead by OIT’s Eric Godat and Rob Kalescky.

Data Isn’t Scary: Introduction to GitHub

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This session will be a brief introduction to GitHub; it will cover what it is, why and when people use it, and give a brief demo on how to start using it. It will involve some hands-on exercise.

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Data Isn’t Scary: Introduction to Text Mining

Friday, October 29, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

This session will be a brief introduction to Text Mining(TM); it will cover what TM is, why and when people do it, and give a basic overview of how it is done and popular tools used in the process.

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For a complete list of ‘Data Isn’t Scary’ Workshops, please visit Fondren Library Events & Workshops – Upcoming Events page.

For questions about Research Data Management workshops, contact Sylvia Jones at sylviagw@smu.edu.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.