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Right tools, right time

A doctoral student in Sociology needed a new tool. “I recently got access to a new level of data for Twitter,” says Amber Hamilton. To handle the data, she needs to write scripts. Fortunately, a workshop on the programming tool Python was being offered by Software Carpentry and she signed up online.

 

“It happened at the perfect time.”

 

Software Carpentry is a workshop series offered by the Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities — and DASH is an alliance of nine University units, including the Libraries, the College of Science and Engineering – Information Technology, Research Computing, Health Sciences Technology, Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services (LATIS), and more. Software Carpentry instructors include librarians, Minnesota Supercomputing Institute staff, CSE-IT people, U-Spatial staff, and graduate students from psychology and plant biology.

 

Read more about the Software Carpentry workshops on the University Libraries’ continuum site.