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Love Data Week Workshop Series: Workshop content and more

This Love Data Week 2024, we will be celebrating all things data with a series of workshops on diverse types of data, research data management, and data visualization. This guide provides workshop materials and links to recorded sessions.

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Love Data Week 2024 Workshops

Workshop 1: Data Diversi-Tea Talk: Sipping Insights from Diverse Data Journeys (Session 1)

Panelists: Helen Chen, Sarah Friesen, Joanna Wajda, & Antonio Marques
Moderators: Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian) & Antonio Munoz Gomez (Digital Scholarship Librarian)

Workshop 2: Data Diversi-Tea Talk: Sipping Insights from Diverse Data Journeys (Session 2)

Panelists: Chris Lehman Skelton, Hend Shalan, Charlie Star, & Idris Ademuyiwa
Moderators: Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian) & Jenny Hirst (Library Reporting and Assessment Analyst)

Workshop 3: Introduction to ICPSR Data Resources and Services Workshop

Presented by: Agnes Zientarska-Kayko (Government Information Librarian; Liaison Librarian)

Workshop 4: Mapping Tabular Data

Presented by: Markus Wieland (GIS Specialist)

Workshop 5: From Pikachu to Perfection: Mastering Data Organizing and Cleaning with Pokémon

Presented by: Antonio Munoz Gomez (Digital Scholarship Librarian) & Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian)

Workshop 6: Gotta Graph 'Em All: A Pokémon Data Visualization Workshop

Presented by: Jenny Hirst (Library Reporting and Assessment Analyst) & Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian)

Workshop Registration

Tuesday, February 13, 2024:

Registration now closed for Data Diversi-Tea Talk: Sipping Insights from Diverse Data Journeys (Session 1)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Location: Online


Registration now closed for Data Diversi-Tea Talk: Sipping Insights from Diverse Data Journeys (Session 2)
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Location: Online


Wednesday, February 14, 2024:

Registration now closed for Introduction to ICPSR Data Resources and Services Workshop
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
Location: Online


Registration now closed for Mapping Tabular Data
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Location: In Person, LIB - Dana Porter Library


Thursday, February 15, 2024:

Registration now closed for From Pikachu to Perfection: Mastering Data Organizing and Cleaning with Pokémon
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Location: Online


Friday, February 16, 2024 Rescheduled for Friday, February 23, 2024:

Registration now closed for Gotta Graph 'Em All: A Pokémon Data Visualization Workshop
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Location: Online

Workshop 1 & 2: Data Diversi-Tea Talk: Sipping Insights from Diverse Data Journeys (Session 1 and Session 2)

Do you want to learn more about different types of data and what it’s like to work with them? Join our panel of researchers who will share the unique ways they learn about the diverse types of data they use, how they work with the data and other interesting facts about their data!

Session 1 Panelists: Helen Chen, Sarah Friesen, Joanna Wajda, & Antonio Marques
Session 1 Moderators: Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian) & Antonio Munoz Gomez (Digital Scholarship Librarian)

Session 2 Panelists: Chris Lehman Skelton, Hend Shalan, Charlie Star, & Idris Ademuyiwa
Session 2 Moderators: Anneliese Eber (Research Data Management Librarian) & Jenny Hirst (Library Reporting and Assessment Analyst)

Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are free to download for all, whether you attend the workshop live, or review the recorded sessions and materials on your own, at your own pace. However, please respect the hard work and time committed by the panelists and the University of Waterloo librarians and library staff in developing these materials. Should you wish to reuse any of the files below: 1) you must give appropriate credit to the authors; 2) you may not use it for commercial purposes; and 3) if you modify it in anyway, you may not distribute it. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Video recordings will be posted after sessions are held

Workshop 3: Introduction to ICPSR Data Resources and Services

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) stores, curates, maintains and provides access to the world’s largest collection of digital social science data. These data can be used for secondary research, instructional activities, and to write articles, papers or theses. Join us for an engaging session to increase your skills at searching, downloading and beginning analysis of ICPSR data.

Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are free to download for all, whether you attend the workshop live, or review the recorded sessions and materials on your own, at your own pace. However, please respect the hard work and time committed by the University of Waterloo librarians and library staff in developing these materials. Should you wish to reuse any of the files below: 1) you must give appropriate credit to the authors; 2) you may not use it for commercial purposes; and 3) if you modify it in anyway, you may not distribute it. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • A video recording will be posted after the session

Workshop 4: Mapping Tabular Data

Discover the power of data mapping in this introductory workshop. Dive into the world of Canadian Census Data and learn practical skills to visualize and interpret information effectively.

No need to bring a computer or have anything downloaded, this is a demonstration workshop.

Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are free to download for all, whether you attend the workshop live, or review the recorded sessions and materials on your own, at your own pace. However, please respect the hard work and time committed by the University of Waterloo librarians and library staff in developing these materials. Should you wish to reuse any of the files below: 1) you must give appropriate credit to the authors; 2) you may not use it for commercial purposes; and 3) if you modify it in anyway, you may not distribute it. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • A video recording will not be available after this session

Workshop 5: From Pikachu to Perfection: Mastering Data Organizing and Cleaning with Pokémon

Embark on a data adventure and join us for an exploration into the realm of data organization and cleaning using the fascinating world of Pokémon. In this engaging workshop based on OpenRefine, participants will learn essential data cleaning techniques and best practices while navigating through the diverse and dynamic Pokémon universe.

This workshop will cover everything from tidying up messy datasets to ensuring the integrity of your data, all within the captivating context of Pokémon. Whether you're a seasoned data enthusiast or a beginner eager to polish your data skills, this workshop offers a unique and entertaining opportunity to level up your data cleaning game.

Don't miss the chance to catch valuable insights, refine your data-cleansing strategies, and become a true Pokémon Master of data hygiene.

Note: For participants who would like to follow along during the workshop, please ensure that you have the latest version of OpenRefine installed. This is a free software download. The download link is listed under Workshop Materials.

Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are free to download for all, whether you attend the workshop live, or review the recorded sessions and materials on your own, at your own pace. However, please respect the hard work and time committed by the University of Waterloo librarians and library staff in developing these materials. Should you wish to reuse any of the files below: 1) you must give appropriate credit to the authors; 2) you may not use it for commercial purposes; and 3) if you modify it in anyway, you may not distribute it. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Pokémon and all respective names are the trademark and copyright of Nintendo. All Pokémon material is used here in accordance with the Fair Dealing provision in the Canadian Copyright Act.

  • A video recording will be posted after the session

Workshop 6: Gotta Graph 'Em All: A Pokémon Data Visualization Workshop

Embark on a visually enchanting journey and dive into the world of Pokémon data to explore the art of creating compelling visualizations. This workshop will empower attendees to harness the power of Microsoft Power BI, using Pokémon datasets to craft informative visualizations and showcase important data insights. 

In this workshop, participants will learn to uncover hidden patterns and stories waiting to be told using data visualization. Participants will learn to wield visualization tools to convey insights with clarity and creativity (along with some examples of what not to do). Whether you're a data enthusiast, aspiring data scientist, or just a Pokémon fan eager to explore the statistical side of your favorite creatures, this workshop offers a unique blend of education and entertainment.

Get ready to graph 'em all and learn to elevate your data visualization skills to new heights!

Note: For participants who would like to follow along during the workshop, please ensure that you have a version of PowerBI installed. This is a free software download. The download link is listed under Workshop Materials.

Workshop Materials

These workshop materials are free to download for all, whether you attend the workshop live, or review the recorded sessions and materials on your own, at your own pace. However, please respect the hard work and time committed by the University of Waterloo librarians and library staff in developing these materials. Should you wish to reuse any of the files below: 1) you must give appropriate credit to the authors; 2) you may not use it for commercial purposes; and 3) if you modify it in anyway, you may not distribute it. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Pokémon and all respective names are the trademark and copyright of Nintendo. All Pokémon material is used here in accordance with the Fair Dealing provision in the Canadian Copyright Act.

  • A video recording will be posted after the session