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Workshops and Talks

Data Storage Options

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12-1:30pm, Mudd Library, Large Classroom 2210
Instructor: Jenni Hartman, Research Computing Services
Data storage is a requirement for most researchers, but with so many available options, it’s hard to know which one is the right type for your data and research. This short workshop will give an overview of the data storage options at Northwestern, covering storage types, use cases, costs, and security & compliance considerations. More details.


We the People…of Data

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5pm, Knight Lab Fisk 111
Presenter: Joe Germuska, Knight Lab’s Chief Nerd
You may know that the Census counts everyone living in the United States every ten years — but they count a lot of other things, and a lot more often. In this talk, Knight Lab’s Chief Nerd, Joe Germuska, will give an overview of some of the many kinds of data you can get from the Census, introduce you to Census Reporter, a tool which makes getting Census data really easy, and talk about the kinds of stories you can tell using Census data.

Stay for the open lab immediately after!


Knight Lab Open Lab, Data Edition

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6-8pm, Knight Lab Fisk 111
Every week, students interested in the intersection of media, technology, and design gather at Knight Lab to learn, teach, and make. For Love Data Week, Open Lab is on message, with talks and tutorials about data, journalism, and data journalism. Join us!


Mapping Your Community: Evanston Data and Visualization

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12-1pm, Mudd Library, Small Classroom 2124
Instructor: Kelsey Rydland, University Libraries
This hour long workshop will kick start you in mapping the community that you live in. Using data from the City of Evanston Open Data Portal we will show you how to begin mapping and visualizing a range of different data sets available to you. The goal is for you to have the tools to start thinking of data, mapping, and the community around you to reveal patterns that you may have never known existed. No experience with mapping or GIS necessary.


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