Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities

What is DASH?

The Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) program supports faculty and students looking to employ digital methodologies and technologies in their research, engagement, and teaching. DASH connects scholars with its campus-spanning network of technology experts to advance digital projects at the University of Minnesota.

Each of our partners contributes a range of expertise which allows us to provide support to the University of Minnesota community. The DASH program offers consultations on using digital technologies in research, consultations on teaching with technology, web-hosting infrastructure, workshops, customized training, and more.

Need support for using digital technology in your scholarship and don’t know where to start?

Write us at [email protected] and we’ll help.

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Events and News

Programming with Python: 

September 22, 23, 24 (W, Th, F), 9:30-noon
In person at Walter 575 and via Zoom

This three-day lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience, and  is built around a common scientific task: data analysis. Learn about Python data types, variables, visualizing tabular data, for loops, Python lists, and functions, while using Python packages numpy and matplotlib.

This workshop will be offered simultaneously in person (in Walter 575) and on Zoom. Please register for the option that works best for you, and please do not sign up for an in-person spot unless you can make it since space is limited.

Registration | Curriculum

Databases and SQL: 

October 5 & 7 (Tu/Th), 1:30 - 4pm
via Zoom

This three-day lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience, and  is built around a common scientific task: data analysis. Learn about Python data types, variables, visualizing tabular data, for loops, Python lists, and functions, while using Python packages numpy and matplotlib.

This workshop will be offered simultaneously in person (in Walter 575) and on Zoom. Please register for the option that works best for you, and please do not sign up for an in-person spot unless you can make it since space is limited.

Registration | Curriculum

Data Cleaning with OpenRefine: 

October 6 (W), 1-4pm
via Zoom

OpenRefine is a powerful open-source tool to help you work with messy data. We’ll show you how to explore and transform datasets using facets, filters, and clustering tools in OpenRefine. Researchers can take advantage of OpenRefine’s flexible spreadsheet-like interface in a reproducible and extensible framework. No previous experience is required

Registration | Curriculum

Software Carpentry: Programming with R, Unix Shell, and Git

Oct 11, 12, 13, & 14 (M-Th), 9am-noon
In person at Walter 575 and via Zoom

This hands-on workshop will cover core computational research skills needed to be productive as an individual scientist or in small research teams. Participants will learn how to automate tasks using the Unix shell, will be introduced to the R programming language, and will gain experience using Git and Github for version control. No previous programming experience is required!

This workshop will be offered simultaneously in-person (in Walter 575) and on Zoom. Please register for the option that works best for you, and please do not sign up for an in-person spot unless you can make it since space is limited

Registration | Curricula (R, Shell, Git)


Projects

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Civios

Open Rivers

 


Get In Touch

Need support for using digital technology in your scholarship and don’t know where to start? Contact us ([email protected]) and we’ll help.