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July 2017

Data+ talks: David Sparks from the Boston Celtics

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
107 Gross Hall

Updates from Data+ projects and guest presentations take place in 107 Gross Hall Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (with some exceptions).

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University Staff TechFair

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technology Engagement Center (TEC), Telcom Building, Telcom Building + Google Map

Food, Prizes, Demos! Come to this open-house style event to get practical advice about how to access and use Duke's most important technology services like DukeBox, LastPass & WebEx. Visit hands-on demos for emerging technology including Virtual Reality & 3D Printing. Stop in anytime to see our new Technology Engagement Center, visit stations, have some snacks, receive some giveaways and compete for door prizes like an Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire and Philips Hue smart lighting kit. This event is targeted…

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Data+ Hot Dog Party & Poster Session

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gross Hall, First Floor Atrium

Wrap up for the 2017 Data+ summer program. Hog Dog party is at lunchtime, and the poster session begins at 2:00 pm.

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August 2017

Deadline: Applications for DIHI’s Innovation Jam 2017

August 5 @ 5:00 pm

The Innovation Jam is a “Shark Tank” style event to which all Duke faculty, staff, and students are invited to apply and/or attend. Applicants should submit pragmatic health innovations with immediate application at Duke and/or commercial potential. The proposed ideas can be a concept or a simple prototype, but must have a clear business and value proposition. The event will be formatted after the television show Shark Tank. Several senior leaders have pledged to invest actual dollars in order to…

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September 2017

Workshop: Singularity and Gitlab-CI — containerizing software at Duke

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Technology Engagement Center (TEC), Telcom Building, Telcom Building + Google Map

The four-hour workshop has two sessions, one before and the other after lunch, which will be provided to registrants by Duke Research Computing. The morning session introduces Gitlab-CI (https://about.gitlab.com/features/gitlab-ci-cd/) and Singularity (http://singularity.lbl.gov/) and tools that OIT programmers have built to automate the production of "cluster-ready" Singularity containers. The afternoon session is for participants to build their own containers, using both the automation and virtual machines with Singularity software. Participants can get help "containerizing" their own software package during the workshop.…

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DVS Workshop: Introduction to R

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bostock Library 023

Instructors: Joel Herndon and John Little A gentle introduction to the basics of R using RStudio. Learn about managing your R projects, data types, variable assignments, data structures, and packages such as tidyverse (dplyR) and ggvis. Attendees will be registered for the opportunity of supplementing this workshop with free academic access to DataCamp's Introduction to R course.

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DVS Workshop: Data management fundamentals

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Perkins 217

Instructors: Jen Darragh, Mara Sedlins, and Sophia Lafferty-Hess This workshop introduces data management practices to consider throughout the research lifecycle: planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation. The workshop will offer an overview of general recommendations that are relevant across disciplines and will point attendees to additional resources at Duke and beyond.

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Machine Learning Seminar (lightning talks)

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gross Hall 330

Computational Social Sciences Lighting Talks from Dave Siegal, Ahn Li, Howard Liu and Jeremy Spater from the Duke Political Science department. Sponsors: Machine Learning, Bass Connections-Information, Society & Culture, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Mathematics, Pratt School of Engineering, and Statistical Science

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gross Hall 330

Presenters: Rob Goodman & Jimmy Soni Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of customized unicycles and a flamethrowing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called “the Magna Carta of the Information Age.” His work on information theory anticipated by decades the world we’d be living in today—and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring…

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DVS Workshop: Reproducibility: Data Management, Git, and RStudio

September 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, 411 Chapel Dr
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Instructors: Jen Darragh, John Little, and Sophia Lafferty hess In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. This workshop will introduce some general data management strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work. You will also learn through hands-on exercises how to harness two specific tools, git and RStudio, to support the execution of more reproducible research projects.…

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