These are chat archives for weaverbel/LibraryCarpentry

27th
Mar 2017
Jez Cope
@jezcope
Mar 27 2017 12:22
@drjwbaker yup, that's the beast
@weaverbel Yes, and once you've got used to interacting with python through the console in Spyder and by writing scripts, both of those modes will be more familiar outside the context of the IDE itself.
Tom Hohenstein
@tomhohenstein
Mar 27 2017 16:43
@drjwbaker @weaverbel - quick question - for the global sprint, what does it take to be a site? And how will we know what to focus our efforts on?
Lisa Zilinski
@l_zilinski_twitter
Mar 27 2017 17:52
we are planning to run a LC workshop in April and I’m a little stuck on how to get everything set up
I know that sounds so vague, but I’m a new Data Carpentry instructor and this is all new to me
Any guidance would be appreciated
Tom Hohenstein
@tomhohenstein
Mar 27 2017 17:58
@l_zilinski_twitter - happy to help, we just set one up for 5/15
Lisa Zilinski
@l_zilinski_twitter
Mar 27 2017 17:58
and why is my handle so strange?
Tom Hohenstein
@tomhohenstein
Mar 27 2017 17:58
and registration is just about full (after 3ish days of being open)
Lisa Zilinski
@l_zilinski_twitter
Mar 27 2017 18:05
yes, so any help would be great
Tom Hohenstein
@tomhohenstein
Mar 27 2017 18:05
maybe we could do a quick call or start an email thread
happy to do either (tah@bu.edu)
Lisa Zilinski
@l_zilinski_twitter
Mar 27 2017 18:06
that would be best ldz@cmu.edu
i am having gitter technical difficulties and i have had them since i signed up
Tom Hohenstein
@tomhohenstein
Mar 27 2017 18:12
ok - i just sent a quick email
Jez Cope
@jezcope
Mar 27 2017 20:28
@l_zilinski_twitter If you log in with Twitter, gitter appends _twitter to your username; if you want to not have that, the only way is to log in with github instead
@l_zilinski_twitter Having just run an LC workshop in the UK, my biggest bit of advice is this: don't try to be host and instructor!
Lisa Zilinski
@chatvite
Mar 27 2017 21:22
I think I have it fixed. Signed in through GitHub, now. Thanks!
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Mar 27 2017 22:12
@tomhohenstein To be a site in the global sprint, you need to have a room booked where people can come and work together for the two days. The room should have accessible wifi and toilets - those are the basics. If you can supply other things like tea/coffee, cake, lunch - well, that is icing on the cake but it is not necessary. People should come because they want to contribute to the lesson development as part of a team effort (and have some fun). People don't have to come for the whole sprint either - a half day or even a couple of hours would help. To know what to do - well, we are about to have a call to discuss the python lesson and we will use that call to decide on the projects to be worked on during the sprint. We will then assemble a list of tasks for the lessons we want to work on - these will be the SQL and Python lessons as far as I know, along with some badging of an existing web scraping lesson as Library Carpentry. @ostephens might also look at nutting out an XSLT lesson. People (especially non-coders) can also use the sprint to review lessons and raise GitHub issues on them - these might be areas not covered or areas that should be included, or material that should be removed. Issues help people who will be fixing the lessons understand what needs work, and what the needs of the community are. Happy to chat further.
@chatvite Hi Lisa. I set up the workshop web page for the Borton workshop and it has all the installation instructions for the software: https://weaverbel.github.io/2017-05-11-lc-boston/ happy to help/chat - I am in Australia though so it might be easier to talk to @jezcope or @tomhohenstein
*Boston - my typing is off today
@chatvite - it is good to set up ta workshop website like https://weaverbel.github.io/2017-05-11-lc-boston/ - if you haven't done that through github before, I can help with that as it is a bit daunting the first time !
Tod Robbins
@todrobbins
Mar 27 2017 22:17
random question of the day: why isn’t Atom a suggested editor in the standard setup instructions? We have Sublime and Text Wrangler
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Mar 27 2017 22:21
@todrobbins Not sure but I was amazed at the massive footprint of something called Atom when I downloaded it - maybe that is why - also it's a bit complicated - I found it hard to grasp where I would do what, and something like Notepad is probably easier for newbies. If you think it should be included, you can start an issue on GitHub for the Unix shell lesson. https://github.com/swcarpentry/shell-novice/issues
+1 @jezcope about not being host and instructor - Just. Too. Much. And my other tip, check the setup well in advance - is there an adaptor for your laptop if you are instructor, etc. Software Carpentry has good tips for organising workshops https://software-carpentry.org/workshops/operations/