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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Mon - Feb 19
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Tableau is an easy to use interactive visualization tool made easy with drag and drop functionality. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of connecting data sources ranging from databases (SQL) and files (CSV, Excel) to creating simple interactive visualizations.

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

  1. Heat Map
  2. Box and Whisker Plot
  3. Tree Map

Eventbrite - Tableau

Tue - Feb 20
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entrepreneur, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction to patents (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Patent search hands-on practice (including classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)

We are offering this patent class on every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Spring. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Mar. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Apr. 17, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

These classes are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu.

 Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Wed - Feb 21
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you.

Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

In these 90-minute crash course workshops we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques to get you started. We will cover things such as: Liquify, cloning tools, spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

A more detailed agenda will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Find out more about workshops at the Library Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Thu - Feb 22
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Patent Claims Workshop
Location: Wilby Room (Ground Floor)

Are you an inventor who is thinking about filing a patent protection? Have you wondered about how to draft a patent claim for your application? When you read a patent document, do you have questions about the scope of an invention, or how to operate your invention to avoid infringing others? Please join this Patent Claims Workshop, given by Ms. Zandra Smith, a Supervisory Patent Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a discussion about how to draft patent claims for a patent application. She will also cover resources available to independent inventors and entrepreneurs including the Pro Se and Pro Bono programs.

The Workshop should will cover these topics:

  • What is a patent claim?
  • How to perform a basic patent search
  • How to draft a patent claim
  • Pro Bono and Pro Se Assistance

(This seminar/workshop is a collaboration between the USPTO and the Georgia Tech PTRC, Georgia Tech Library. Seats are limited. Register early.)

Speaker's Bio:

Ms. Zandra Smith started at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in June 1996 as an examiner in Optical Measuring and Testing in Electrical Technology Center 2800. Prior to coming to USPTO, Zandra obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Virginia Tech. In 2005 Zandra became a trainer in the Patent Training Academy and trained new examiners when they were hired into the Patent Office. Later that same year she became a Supervisory Patent Examiner (SPE) in the semiconductor art area, where she supervised more than 20 examiners who worked a variety of patent applications related to semiconductors and the method of making semiconductors. As a supervisor, she has had the opportunity to work on several projects within the TC and the Patent Corps. The projects include being the TC lead of the Diversity Council which helps plan Community Day and the TC2800 annual Taste of the TC, which is a highly attended gathering where the various cultures within the TC have an opportunity to share unique foods and drink. Zandra has also worked on creating career development opportunities for the Patents Technical Support Staff and currently serves as the Transition Coordinator for TC2800 assisting new examiners in their move from the Training Academy to their home art unit. Zandra enjoys cooking, reading and good wine. She lives in Virginia with her kids and her dog.

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Wilby Room, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

Visitors need to use one of the visitors parking lots on campus. The closest parking spaces are Visitor Area 2 and Visitor Area 3, which is near the Student Center (350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332). The Library is a few minutes’ walk from the Student Center. Questions: 404-894-4530.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio 

Fri - Feb 23
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint – Part One

VantagePoint – Part One – INTRODUCTION Research Profiling with VantagePoint Text-Mining Software: Exploiting Bibliometric/TechMining Indicators in the Age of “Big Data”:

Friday, February 23

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Computer Lab - 2d floor DM Smith building 

 

 

  • Overview of TechMining/Bibliometrics (what it is and why we use it)
  • Overview of the TechMining Process and VantagePoint Toolset
  • Hands on demonstration – conducting a Research Profile on “graphene nanoribbons” using VantagePoint
Fri - Feb 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  D3
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

D3 is a power tool useful in making highly customizable charts for any data set. The D3 workshop we are holding will be showcasing D3 fundamentals such as selections, importing data, and other basic graph creation functions. While proficient knowledge in JavaScript is not required, it would be helpful to have experience coding and more importantly a passionate interest to learn! Along with D3 we will be sharing our 'rules of thumb' on how to create a visually appealing graph.

Our workshop has a detailed tutorial on GitHub that we will share during the workshop so you can follow along. We will be producing a crime map of Georgia Tech based on GTPD data. You can find the end product at this link - https://github.com/hahalima/GT-Crime-Map

Eventbrite - D3

Thu - Mar 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Introduction to R Studio
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

R is a free, open source statistical analysis software package that is commonly used in research environments for data analysis and visualization. In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn the basics of how to get started with R Studio, including working with sample data to perform introductory statistical analysis and basic data visualization.

The session is geared towards those with minimal or no experience using the R software package although basic understanding of statistical concepts such as median, mean, and normality is recommended. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own research data sets and statistical challenges for peer-to-peer assistance at the end of the session. There is no cost for this workshop and all technology will be provided by the library. Seating is limited so advance registration is recommended.

Eventbrite - Intro to R Studio

Fri - Mar 2
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint – Part Two

VantagePoint – Part Two – ADVANCED ANALYTICS Using the TechMining Process and VantagePoint for Your Research

Friday, March 2

1:30 – 4:30 PM

Computer Lab - 2d floor DM Smith building

 

This session is designed to assist participants with:

 

  • Identifying research question/area
  • Identifying appropriate data sources and relevant TechMining/bibliometric “indicators”
  • Using VantagePoint functionality to generate “indicators”

 

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in text databases. It helps you quickly understand and navigate through large volumes of text-based information, giving you a better way to view your information and turn your information into knowledge. Multiple Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) data resources provide a potent opportunity to enhance university research, helping to address such issues as:

 

 

  • What facets of this technology development are especially hot?
  • What is on the cutting edge in my area of interest so I can be sure my focus is novel?
  • Who else at my or another university is doing research related to mine?
  • Are there applications for my research outside its current area?
Tue - Mar 6
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
  Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly: Learn how to create a colorful and interactive visualization using Plotly, a cloud-based data visualization tool. Our workshop will focus on filtering out messy data, gathering the dimensions we want to plot, and creating an interactive 3D scatterplot using the Plotly API for Python.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Wed - Mar 7
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  EndNote X8
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

EndNote X8 is a powerful bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. EndNote X8 software is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee! This course is a hands-on session on using EndNote. At the end of this session you will be able to add references to EndNote from databases and online sources, manage references and PDFs in EndNote, and use Cite While You Write to add citations from EndNote to MS Word documents. No prior experience with EndNote required.

For more information, contact: marlee.givens@library.gatech.edu.

Thu - Mar 8
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media.  It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. This can be extremely useful for academic presentations.

Get some hands-on time with this professional software!

In this essentials workshop, we will familiarize you with the interface while going over some of the basic tools necessary to create a poster or brochure. Topics may include working with text, text wrap on images, document setup, alignment, and importing images and text. The instructor will provide students with templates for practice outside of class.

A more detailed agenda will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

InDesign is a desktop publishing and layout tool; if you have assets such as logos, pictures or content you would like to experiment with, you may bring them to these workshops. Find out more about workshops on the Library Eventbrite page.

 Eventbrite - InDesign / Adobe Creative Suite for Beginners

Wed - Mar 14
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Introduction
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

The workshop will introduce OpenRefine, an easy-to-use, web-based data cleaning and formatting tool. OpenRefine: Introduction is going to introduce some basic functions, like cleaning messy content, reformatting different columns and cells, and saving clean formatted files in different formats for later analysis.

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Introduction

Thu - Mar 15
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Photoshop for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you.

Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop.

In these crash course workshops, we will experiment with variety of Photoshop tools and techniques to get you started. We will cover things such as: Liquify, cloning tools, spot healing, blending images using layer masks, examples of portrait retouching, adjusting image brightness/contrast and creating special effects.

A more detailed agenda will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Find out more about workshops at the Library Eventbrite page.

Mon - Mar 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Tableau
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Tableau is an easy to use interactive visualization tool made easy with drag and drop functionality. In this workshop, we will go over the basics of connecting data sources ranging from databases (SQL) and files (CSV, Excel) to creating simple interactive visualizations.

We will create 3 distinct graphs.

  1. Heat Map
  2. Box and Whisker Plot
  3. Tree Map

 

Eventbrite - Tableau

Tue - Mar 20
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Tuesday Patent Class
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Are you an inventor, an entrepreneur, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In this class, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Handouts are included. The class contains two parts:

  • Part One: Introduction to patents (including patentability requirements, identification of patent documents, patent classifications and patent search strategies)
  • Part Two: Patent search hands-on practice (including classification search using USPTO's PatFT/AppFT, and EPO's Espacenet; Hybrid search using classification and keywords)

We are offering this patent class on every 3rd Tuesday of the month in Spring. Please choose the date that fits your schedule and register online:

  • Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Mar. 20, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Tue., Apr. 17, 2018, 12-2 p.m.

Prerequisites: Preview the 7-Step patent search strategy video by the USPTO before coming to class

Location: Georgia Tech Library, Homer Rice Center, Ground Floor, 266 4th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions & Parking Information

These classes are open to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus as well as to the public. For more information, please email: patentscoordinator@library.gatech.edu.

Eventbrite - Tuesday Patent Class

Wed - Mar 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  OpenRefine: Advanced
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

OpenRefine: Advanced will follow where OpenRefine: Introduction left off. On top of the basic functions introduced in the intro class, OpenRefine can also cluster your data based on the basic functions, connect to external APIs, and save all the steps to apply to other similar datasets.

Eventbrite - OpenRefine: Advanced

Thu - Mar 22
10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
  Plotly
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Learning Data Visualization with Python and Plotly: Learn how to create a colorful and interactive visualization using Plotly, a cloud-based data visualization tool. Our workshop will focus on filtering out messy data, gathering the dimensions we want to plot, and creating an interactive 3D scatterplot using the Plotly API for Python.

Eventbrite - Ploty

Thu - Mar 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Introduction to Stata
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Workshop description:

  • This is an introduction to Stata
  • Assumes no/very little knowledge of Stata
  • Not appropriate for people already well familiar with Stata

Learning Objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the Stata interface
  • Get data in and out of Stata
  • Compute statistics and construct graphical displays
  • Compute new variables and transformations

Why Stata?

  • Used in a variety of disciplines
  • User-friendly
  • Great guides available on web
  • Student and other discount packages available at reasonable cost

Prerequisites:
To access the Stata software the students will need to have access to a GT Virtual desktop.

Please contact seth.porter@library.gatech.edu with any questions or concerns.

Tue - Mar 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Illustrator for Beginners
Location: Library Homer Rice Center (Ground Floor West)

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers.

In this beginning 90 min workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce you to handy features/tools within the package, as we create a basic shapes, logos and text effects.

Exercises may include things like: typing on a path, extrude and bevel, working with text, blending, scaling, adjusting gradients, live trace and experimenting with the shape builder tool. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

A more detailed agenda will be sent to the email you provide, closer to the time.

Find out more about workshops on the Library Eventbrite page.