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Spring 2015 Technology Skills Workshops, GC

Bootsrap Basics | Wednesday, February 11, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 | Patrick Smyth
This workshop is an introduction to Bootstrap, a framework for designing sites that run smoothly on both mobile and conventional browsers. Students will install and configure a basic Bootstrap site and will learn about customization with Less and Bootswatch themes. Students should have some familiarity with HTML, CSS, and FTP with FileZilla.
Wikipedia-edit-a-thon: Art+Feminism Train the Trainers | Wednesday, February 25, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab 6418| Coordinator: Michael Mandiberg
Art+Feminism is pleased to announce Train the Trainer, a series of workshops in advance of the second annual international Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. We will provide tutorials for both the beginner Wikipedian and the more experienced editor. Learn the best practices on writing entries that stick and how to facilitate the empowerment of your community. For more information:
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Javascript & JQuery | Friday, February 27, 2:15 to 4:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 | Jeffery Binder
This workshop will introduce some basic ways of adding interactivity to Web sites using JavaScript and JQuery. Participants will learn how to set up code to respond to user input, write functions that change the content of a page, and implement some basic programming logic. Participants should have a general understanding of HTML and CSS before attending this workshop.
ArcGIS - Full day workshops on Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24 ($30)
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Do you have a research question that you'd like to envision geographically? Maybe you'd like to study neighborhoods and businesses to target a market. Or perhaps you want to visualize the distribution of education, employment, or resources across the country or around the world. Have you ever wanted to add a map to your presentations or reports, but couldn't find one that suits your needs?
This practicum introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants will learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare map layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps using the open source software QGIS.

Introduction to Data Visualization | Monday, March 2, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 | Michael Mandiberg
This workshop will introduce participants to basic concepts and tools in data visualization for the humanities and social sciences. Beginning with a definition of data visualization and information design, we will explore key examples including basic line graphs and complex interactive visualizations. We will lean how to use word clouds, Google Ngrams, the Google Public Data Explorer, and map a social network with Gephi. We will emphasize learning the very basics of each of these platforms so that participants can continue to learn and explore on their own after the workshop.
So You Wanna Make a Mobile App? Know Your Options | Friday, March 6, 2:15 to 4:15
| Computer Lab C196.03 | Joe Kirchhof
This workshop will provide an overview of options for creating mobile apps.  We will focus on the range of tools for building cross-platform HTML5 applications, but we will also address native apps for iOS and Android.  There are no strict prerequisites, but participants will benefit from a rudimentary knowledge of HTML as well as a basic understanding of the differences between scripting languages and compiled languages.
Omeka| Friday, March 13, 2:15 to 4:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 |Pamela Thielman
This workshop will introduce the web-publishing platform Omeka. Omeka allows you to build and organize collections containing a variety of media objects in ways that have applications for personal research and teaching. This workshop will cover the basic differences between self-hosted and Omeka-hosted sites but will focus on the latter. Topics will include: uploading items, Dublin Core metadata standards, and creating collections and exhibitions.
No prior experience with Omeka is necessary.
Ruby on Rails | Wednesday, March 25, 4:15 to 6:15 |Computer Lab C196.03|Instructor TBD
Participants will have an opportunity to build their coding skills with simple coding exercises on Ruby on Rails. While not required, some familiarity with basic coding will be helpful.
Intermediate Python | Wednesday, April 1, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03| Ian Phillips
This workshop will build on the Fall 2014 Intro to Python workshop. Participants will have an opportunity to continue building their coding skills with more complex exercises. Experience with Python is not required but some familiarity with basic coding will be helpful.
Spring break 4/3-4/12
Intro to Web Scraping in Python |Wednesday, April 22, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 | Patrick Smyth
In this workshop, students will learn how to write Python scripts to pull data from the web programmatically. Students will learn about the Requests library, Python's built-in string functions, and the basics of storing data locally. Students will also be introduced to more advanced libraries for scraping, including lxml and BeautifulSoup. Some familiarity with Python will be useful, but is not required.
Photoshop| Wednesday, April 29, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 | Sissi Liu 劉思
Participants will learn basic skills such as understanding and adjusting the histogram, tonal scale, refining colors with hue/saturation, changing fill and opacity.  Then we will delve into more advanced skills such as layering and collage, burning and dodging, creating effects with blur gallery. Students are encouraged to email themselves a photo or photos they would like to work with. No prior knowledge is needed for this workshop.
Teaching with Wikipedia | Thursday, May 7, 4:15 to 6:15 | Computer Lab C196.03 |
Dr. Ximena Gallardo C. and Ann Matsuuchi
In this workshop, Dr. Ximena Gallardo C. and Ann Matsuuchi of LaGuardia Community College will discuss a variety of successful Wikipedia class projects, ranging from small exercises like adding footnotes and copyediting to challenging semester long assignments like collaboratively writing new entries, as well as the benefits and possible pitfalls of using Wikipedia in your classes.


These no-credit workshops are designed to build particular technological skills applicable to teaching and learning in particular disciplines. The workshops are taught by doctoral and other CUNY faculty and, where appropriate, by advanced graduate students and non-university IT and media professionals. Students must take three workshops as part of the ITP certificate requirements.

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