Welcome to the New Year! Be sure to check out our new workshops for 2021 below.
- D-Lab Community Message -
Like many of you, we watched in horror as a mob was allowed to descend upon the Capitol. Had these individuals been Black or Brown, they would not have been permitted to breach the nation’s capitol. Indeed, we need not look further than the contrast between what we witnessed this week and the use of force during the Black Lives Matter protests earlier in 2020 for proof. We are appalled by the right-wing extremism, domestic terror, and violence that culminated this week in disrupting the democratic process.

We join the campus community, country, and world in condemning these unacceptable acts. For those of us who come from countries where sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of government occurs, it is both triggering and a real warning about the frailty of our democracy. Despite the attempts of those who sought to destroy the foundations of our democracy, the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed this week. To ensure that they continue to do so, we must all do our part.

At the D-Lab, we value inclusivity, civic engagement, public service, critical thought, and empiricism. That this riot was incited by the sitting President spreading falsehoods about the legitimacy of a democratic election reminds us of the importance of our values. We reaffirm our commitment to support our community and strive to embody the spirit of an informed, engaged, and active citizenry, inclusive of those who are documented or not.

To that end, we return from the winter break and re-open our doors, eager to support each other in education, vital research, and special projects that serve the local community and improve our world. 
- Featured Event -
Tune in today at 12:00pm PT / 3pm ET for a livestreamed conversation with Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell and UC Berkeley scholar Ian Haney Lopez as they reflect on this week's violence in the capitol and what's next for our country. #AskOBI

- Hiring D-Lab Consultants -
D-Lab is hiring 10 new consultants for the Spring Semester. D-Lab Consultants work with UC Berkeley students, staff, faculty to support data science & computational social science research. We welcome graduate students with data science related skill sets from all domains.

Specifically, we are looking for folks experienced in any of the following topic areas:
statistics, cyberinfrastructure, cybersecurity, or
qualitative methods using one of the following tools:
MaxQDA, NVivo, ATLAS.ti, or Dedoose.

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Please apply here.
- January 2021 Workshops -
Register for workshops with space still available for next week...

Introduction to NIH Grants
Jan 11 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications will be discussed. This stand-alone session can serve as a foundation for those actively working on a grant. If there is sufficient demand, a second session for F and K awards (pre-doc and post-doc grants) will be conducted.

GeoPandas: Parts 1-2
Jan 12, 13 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

This workshop will introduce basic methods for working with geospatial data in Python using GeoPandas, a relatively new Python library for working with geospatial data that has matured and stabilized in the last few years. In the workshop we will import geospatial data stored in shapefiles and CSV files into geopandas objects. We will explore methods for subsetting and spatial reshaping these objects. We will use geopandas methods for defining and transforming coordinate reference systems. 

Stata Fundamentals: Parts 1-3
Jan 12, 13, 14 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

This three-part series will cover an introduction on stata, data analysis in stata, and stata programming. A basic understanding of variables (nominal, ordinal, continuous), descriptive stats (mean, standard deviation), correlation, and regression will be assumed.

Introduction to Qualtrics
Jan 13 | 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of designing a survey instrument using the Qualtrics platform, such as randomization and survey flow. We will also cover more advanced topics like implementing embedded data and using javascript, as well as tips and tricks on how to use your design to maximize the number of quality responses you get.

Introduction to MAXQDA
Jan 14 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

This workshop is for qualitative researchers, new and established, interested in learning about MAXQDA, software for which D-Lab provides substantive support (please note that while D-Lab can provide training and support, the software itself is not provided; a two-installation student license costs $95 for 24 months and a one-installation student license costs $47 for 6 months; a 30-day trial is available to new users: trial ). Assuming no prior knowledge of MAXQDA, this workshop will introduce participants to the website where the software can be downloaded and numerous training materials can be accessed. Then, participants will learn about the software’s basic features, including how to add data sources, set up a coding scheme, and apply codes. In addition, some of the software’s more advanced functionality, namely several visualization and analysis tools (e.g., the code relations browser and summary grid), will be introduced.

Introduction to Bash + Github
Jan 15 |  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Register for Zoom Link

An introduction to programming basics in Bash and GitHub that are often assumed, but that you might have never had good instruction on! The first half of this workshop will introduce you to navigating your computer’s filesystem and basic Bash commands to remove the fear of working with the command line to give you the confidence to use it to increase your productivity.

The second half of this workshop will introduce you to Git, a powerful tool for keeping track of changes you make to the files in a project. You can use it to synchronize your work across computers, collaborate with others, and even deploy applications to the cloud. In this workshop, you will learn the basics to understand and use Git, including working with the popular "social coding" website, GitHub.

Keep an eye on our January workshop calendar for more workshops in the New Year!
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