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Title Date & Time Speakers Details Status
Foundations of Data Management: Finding Data Sources Part II: Subject Discipline Resources for the Social Sciences & STEM 10/27/2021
2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Sandy Avila, Ven Basco, Corinne Bishop View Details Closed
Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium 10/21/2021
9:00 AM–2:00 PM
University of Florida View Details Closed
Carpentries: Data Organization in Spreadsheets for Social Scientists 10/20/2021
1:00 PM–3:30 PM
Sandy Avila, Lee Dotson View Details Closed
Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Agent-based Modeling 10/6-13/2021
1:00 PM–4:00 PM
XSEDE Engagement and Outreach View Details Closed
Foundations of Data Management: Finding Data Sources Part I 9/29/2021
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Sandy Avila, Ven Basco, Sarah Norris, Corinne Bishop, Rich Gause, Missy Murphey View Details Closed
Carpentries: Version Control with Git 9/27/2021
1:00 PM–4:00 PM
John Aedo, Ph.D.
Fahad Khan, Ph.D.
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High Performance Computing on Advanced Research Computing Center's Stokes and Newton Clusters 9/20/2021
1:00 PM–2:30 PM
Glenn Martin, Ph.D.
Jaimie Schnaitter
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Advanced Unix Shell Programming 9/13/2021
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Steven Dick View Details Closed
Carpentries: Programming and Plotting with Python 9/9/2021
1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Fahad Khan, Ph.D. View Details Closed
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Finding Data Sources Part Two: Subject Discipline Resources for the Social Sciences & STEM

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description
In the second workshop of the series on finding quality data, Government, Social Science, and STEM resources will be presented that are applicable in a variety of disciplines. Data source examples will also highlight open data sources, subscription-based sources available through the UCF Libraries, along with grey literature and preprint sources will be discussed.
Presenters

Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description

UFIT is excited to announce that Jiang Bian will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium. Dr. Bian, Associate Professor and Director of Cancer Informatics and UF's e-Health core, will speak about the collaboration with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron. The Symposium will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Begun in 2018, the format of the HiPerGator Symposium has become so popular that two symposia are now scheduled each year. Each symposium features a series of lightning talks from postdoctoral fellows and students who discuss their research using HiPerGator and HiPerGator AI. Their talks immediately follow the keynote presentation, with the poster sessions completing the symposium. The event has proven to be an excellent way to share research and discuss potential future collaborations with fellow attendees.

Anyone with questions about the Fall 2021 HiPerGator Symposium may email Training and Biocomputing Specialist Matt Gitzendanner or AI Applications Specialist Ying Zhang.

Carpentries: Data Organization in Spreadsheets for Social Scientists

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description
This hands-on workshop will cover how to tackle data organization by applying simple practices using Microsoft Excel. Good data organization is the foundation of any research project and learning to organize data in spreadsheets is one way to ensure your data collection is off to a good start. Some of the principles that will be reviewed during this session include good data entry practices by formatting data tables properly, basic quality control and data manipulation in spreadsheets, and how to export data from spreadsheets. Please bring your own device and have a spreadsheet program downloaded on your device prior to the workshop date.
Presenters

Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Agent-based Modeling

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) are pleased to announce a two-day online workshop spread over two consecutive Wednesdays, October 6 and October 13, 2021, from 1pm-4pm EDT, on Zoom.

The workshop will focus on inquiry-based learning enhanced by computational thinking with content and practice to assist teachers and faculty to incorporate modeling at all levels from mobile device to desktop to petascale supercomputing and beyond. The activities will expose participants to the basics of computational thinking, modeling, and data analysis. We desire to have participants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, computer science, mathematics, and the physical and life sciences. Materials for the workshop are drawn from the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.oercommons.org), in particular resources from XSEDE as well as Shodor's extensive Interactivate collection of lessons, discussions, activities, and supporting materials.

Presenter
Presenter Headshot - XSEDE engagement and outreach team

XSEDE engagement and outreach team

Finding Data Sources Part One: An Introduction

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description
Data and statistics play an important role in conducting research, yet understanding how to find, analyze, and manage data can be complicated. If you are interested in developing data skills, the first of two workshops on finding data sources will provide an overview of introductory information to aid you on your path to being a data expert. The workshop will introduce the basic concepts of data and examples of how it is used in supporting research, including copyright concerns to be aware of. Additionally, information on UCF STARS, our institutional repository will be shared with a review of government related data resources.
Presenters
Presenter Headshot - Rich Gause

Rich Gause

Presenter Headshot - Missy Murphey

Missy Murphey

Carpentries: Version Control using Git

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description

An introduction to version control for researchers using Git. In this workshop, participants will learn how to stop worrying and easily track changes to their files and code. Effortlessly revert between versions with simple commands. Collaborate with colleagues seamlessly using a centralized file repository. Learn how multiple people can work on the same file and easily work through the revision conflicts.

Please note: you will receive access information for Jupyter Lab the day prior to the workshop

Presenter

John Aedo, Ph.D.
Application Development Manager, UCF College of Graduate Studies

High Performance Computing on Advanced Research Computing Center's Stokes and Newton Clusters

Location
In-person session. Information coming soon.
Description

Computational research can analyze models and/or data to reach new conclusions in faster ways or more complex scenarios. UCF has a 4000+ core cluster for general-purpose computation for research across many fields of academic work, and a 21-node gpu cluster for specialized computation. This workshop will review capabilities of the UCF Advanced Research Computing Center in general, with a focus on the two clusters (known as Stokes and Newton). Storage system usage, job scheduling and account balancing, and job submission will be covered with an interactive hands-on session (if an attendee does not yet have an ARCC account, please be sure to request an account ahead of time via the ARCC web site at arcc.ist.ucf.edu).

Presenters

Jaimie Schnaitter

Advanced Unix Shell Programming

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description

The "shell" in Unix is a generic term for the program that provides the basic user interface to the system. Typically, this would be a command line interface, but might also include a graphical interface (e.g., "gnome shell"). This workshop will cover commands common to most variations of Unix and Unix command line interface shells. The second hour of this workshop will explore shell commands and solutions inspired by participant questions and problems. It is assumed you are familiar with basic shell concepts.

Presenter

Steven Dick

Carpentries: Programming and Plotting with Python

Location
Online Session, please see registration link for details.
Description

This lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. It uses plotting as its motivating example. This lesson references JupyterLab, but can also be followed using a regular Python interpreter as well. This lesson uses Python 3.

Presenter