Resources again

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Hi Spring Praxis people,

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 I wanted to do another post giving you information about upcoming workshops and useful guides.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 I highly recommend you attend tonight’s collaborative tools workshop, 6:30 – 8:30 in room C201 (concourse!) and tomorrow’s Social Media Fellows’ workshop on Tweeting, 6:30-7:30 in room 5414.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Because both teams are working with text — and you will need to clean your data and metadata — I also recommend attending this Thursday’s Text Analysis Working Group, Thursday, March 2nd, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, in room 7414. Sign up here.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Good to remember: Office Hours are Tuesdays 2-4pm. PUG meets Wednesdays 12-2pm.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Email with questions!

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 -Jojo

Resources again.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 In the fall I posted about various workshops and blog posts that might help you or point you to further resources. Now might be a good time to revisit these. Now that you have clearer project objectives, you might find the DESIGN or WEB DEVELOPMENT sections more helpful. It may seem like inundation, but using these short pieces may help you learn from other people’s work.


Hi #DHPraxis16!

Welcome to this nifty table I made of blog posts, handouts, workshop outlines, and tutorial slide decks created by GC Digital Fellows! I broke the posts down into some umbrella categories.

  • data and databases
  • design
  • mapping
  • programming (including python)
  • project management
  • projects
  • text analysis
  • web development

If you are still coming up with your dataset — check the first category!

If you are past that and know what you want to do — check out mapping or text analysis or programming!

If you now want to put your project on the web– check out web development and if you want it to look nice– try design!

These resources are good starting places– content ranges from pretty basic to more advanced. (I recommend Getting the Most out of a Humble Technology: Word Search).

Good luck, and remember — Digital Fellow Office Hours are Tuesdays 2-4.


Intro to Data Cleaning and Visualization Tools Handout A.L. McMichael
Linking Outside the Box (Linked Data for the Uninitiated, Part 2) A.L. McMichael
Linked Data for the Uninitiated (Part 1) A.L. McMichael
The mostly non-STEM guide to data literacy Hannah Aizenman
data debugging Workshop Outline Hannah Aizenman
Finding Digital Archives Jeff Binder
Digital Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis Patrick Sweeney
Organizing Image Collections handout A.L. McMichael
data visualization Workshop Outline Hannah Aizenman
Fun Times with SQLite! Or, a Beginner’s Tutorial to Data Management and Databases with SQL Ian Phillips
SQLite Ian Phillips
Databases for Smart People Who Are Scared of Databases Keith Miyake


DH and Design A.L. McMichael
A Crash Course in Digital Photo Editing A.L. McMichael
Introduction to Image Editing Handout A.L. McMichael
Illuminating the Challenges of Web Design Laura Kane


Treebanking with Arethusa Jeremy March
Intro to Mapping with CartoDB Keith Miyake
Learning to Map with ArcGIS StoryMaps Keith Miyake


On Choosing a Mobile Platform in the Digital Humanities Jeremy March
Set up a development environment Evan Misshula
Python 2 Tutorial Evan Misshula
iOS Jeremy March
Intro to the Command Line Keith Miyake
Python workshop Michelle McSweeney
Speaking of ‘Speaking in Code’ (Part 2) Micki Kaufman
Speaking of ‘Speaking in Code’ (Part 1) Micki Kaufman
Python resources Patrick Smyth
Programming with Python workshop materials Patrick Smyth
Python resources Patrick Smyth
Python Workshop Outline Patrick Smyth Hannah Aizenman


Github Mary Catherine Kinniburgh
Evernote Guide Erin Glass
project management, or, your hand is not your dayplanner Erin Glass
Research Management Tools Keith Miyake
Getting started on github Patrick Smyth
“Research Management” handout Erin Glass


Tool refresh: a crash course Erin Glass
Turning an idea into a tool Erin Glass
MEDIA RES #2: NYC DH Lightning Talks Erin Glass
Is this what reading looks like? Erin Glass
Your Most Valuable Resource…People! Ian Phillips
The Complexity of Machine Writing Jeff Binder
Teaching Ancient Greek with iOS and Android Jeremy March
The Contours of Community: Recap of “CUNY DHI, Building a DH Community” Lightning Talks Mary Catherine Kinniburgh


Getting the Most out of a Humble Technology: Word Search Jeff Binder
Text Analysis with MALLET Michelle McSweeney


What’s in a Wiki? A.L. McMichael
Create Your (FREE) Website Using Github and Jekyll Keith Miyake
Introduction to Web Frameworks Keith Miyake
An Introduction to Web Servers Keith Miyake
Learn Bootstrap Part 3: Customize Bootstrap and Add a Header Keith Miyake
Learn Bootstrap Part 2: Adding Bootstrap to WordPress Keith Miyake
Learn Bootstrap Part 1: Getting Acquainted with Bootstrap Keith Miyake
WordPress 3 Workshop Outline Keith Miyake
WordPress 2 Workshop Outline Keith Miyake
Introduction to Web Scraping for Researchers Michelle McSweeney
WordPress 2: Categories, Menus, and Widgets Michelle McSweeney
Intro to GitHub, Part I Patrick Smyth
Twitter API Outline Patrick Smyth
Bootstrap Workshop Outline Patrick Smyth
HTML CSS Workshop Outline Patrick Smyth
Handout for Establishing an Academic Digital Identity: WordPress 1 Patrick Sweeney
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