IT Training and Events Calendar

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Today - Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Creating Drawings with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a superior tool to create diagrams, trace images and transform the graphical output of other programs such as Excel. Its illustrations can be included in other documents such as Word, InDesign and PowerPoint. Students can use Illustrator on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Interactive Data Visualization on the Web

The World-Wide Web is a set of computer technologies that publish and display information over the internet in a highly interactive manner. Snazzy interactive visualizations of information produced by science or the digital humanities are all over the Web and easier to create than ever before. In this example-based course you’ll learn about:

• Web plumbing (HTML, CSS, and SVG), enough to write your own web pages
• A programming language to manipulate your web pages (JavaScript)
• A visualization library (D3) that will make your data sparkle

This workshop is in three parts (additional meetings may be arranged if there is interest):

• Monday through Wednesday, July 10 – 12, 6-9 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Effective Poster Design

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Merrill Science Center, 300A (inside Keefe Science Library)

Part 1 of the poster design series.

Through examples, analysis, and discussion, we will determine what makes a research poster successful. We will discuss visual design and rhetoric, effective use of graphics, and how to engage your audience.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 9. This class will help you design and produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences. This workshop is required for all SURF students, but other Amherst College students are welcome to attend as well.

Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Investigating Networks with Gephi

Gephi is a freely distributed tool for exploring and analyzing networks, with or without a geographic component. Related items can be associated with each other with different colors based on their properties, and clusters of connections and other patterns can be easily visualized as you rotate and arrange the network. Terrific for social network analysis, e.g. who’s writing to who, as well as economic analysis, e.g. what one country is selling to others, and even for studying biological networks!

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.

Please register here:
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Writing Scientific Papers with LaTeX

LaTeX is a computer language for the creation of high-quality scientific and technical documents. In addition to structuring your writing in the usual paragraphs and sections, its features include mathematical equation typesetting, bibliographies, and automatic numbering of sections, equations, references, tables, and figures.

LaTeX is built upon a lower-level typesetting language called TeX, and is open-source and free to use. It’s available in a number of packages that you can install on your own computer, and is most easily composed using a dedicated editor and interpreter. We recommend the following:

Macintosh:
• MacTeX — http://www.tug.org/mactex/
• TeXShop — http://pages.uoregon.edu/koch/texshop/

Windows:
• MikTeX — https://miktex.org
• TexStudio — http://texstudio.sourceforge.net

Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Constructing Posters for High-Impact Communication

Part two of the poster design series.

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation on September 8. This class will help you construct a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

You will learn how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations and graphics, and how to apply special effects. You have two options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which students, faculty and staff can download for free.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. It is very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Students can use InDesign on their own computers with an Adobe Creative Cloud license.

This workshop is repeated thrice, with different tools:

• PowerPoint: Monday, July 17 6-8 p.m.
• PowerPoint: Tuesday, July 25 6-8 p.m.
• InDesign: Wednesday, August 2, 6-8 p.m.

Light dinner provided at 5:30 p.m. in each meeting.

Please register here
https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response