Free places available on online data skills workshops

Posted by g.law on 1 April 2020 - 8:22am

The Carpentries logoData Carpentry is running a series of two-day online courses on data skills for beginners, for learners in Scotland or working for Scottish employers (see full criteria below).

The workshops will introduce the computational skills needed for data management and data analysis. The workshop covers Data Cleaning with Spreadsheets and OpenRefine and Data analysis with R, for a total of 12 hours across two days. More information is available here

The workshop model is based on Data Carpentry, a community of certified instructors who teach workshops, and contributors who maintain lesson materials. The instructors come from a range of backgrounds with sound experience in dealing with data.

These are introductory-level workshop, aimed at learners who have little to no prior computational experience. A friendly learning environment will encourage learners and enable data-driven good practice. The workshops are highly interactive and hands-on.

Data Carpentry workshops are normally taught in person, but the instructors have significant experience with online teaching and collaboration. 

The workshops are part of the Data Skills Workforce Development, and the organisers are able to offer 15 places free of charge due to funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund. These funded places are available to those who meet one of the following Scottish Funding Council (SFC) fee-waiver criteria:

  • living in Scotland or the rest of the EU (except England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for the last three years for reasons other than education.
  • living in the rest of the UK and working for a Scottish employer (an employer which is based in or has a significant presence in Scotland)

Please note that full-time students are not eligible.  

To sign up, visit Eventbrite here.