Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

This short class will illustrate several powerful tools and features that can enhance one’s experience with Jupyter notebooks. The interactive demonstrations will include a brief overview of plotting tools and magics, followed by demonstrations of how to make interactive widgets for interactive visualizations and dashboards and how to generate analysis pipelines and reports. Basic familiarity with Python will be assumed.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Ben Winjum.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

In regression, we are often interested in an interaction, which is the modification of the effect of an independent variable by another. Interactions can be decomposed in three ways, by 1) testing each effect against zero, 2) testing differences among effects, and 3) graphing. This workshop will demonstrate how to do all three analyses in R for the following interaction models: continuous-by-continuous, categorical-by-continuous, and categorical-by-categorical. Some hands-on exercises will be presented. Recommended: Prior knowledge of linear regression and a laptop with R installed.

This workshop will be hands-on. Participants should bring their own laptop with R installed.  If you do not have a laptop to bring, please borrow one from the library before coming to the workshop.

If you have questions or comments regarding this event, contact Statistical Consulting Group.

NOTE: This event is only available in-person at UCLA. There will not be online access to this event. Please only register for the event if you are able to attend in-person.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

This short course will cover the basics of the Go language for those who already are familiar with an imperative programming environment like Python. The Go programming language (golang) is a simple, high-performance imperative programming language. It has the benefits of a strongly typed, compiled language along with many of the benefits of popular scripting languages like Python. The course will assume familiarity with another imperative language so we can use comparisons (to Python) to leverage familiarity and move quickly. We will also discuss the basic toolchain used in Go programming along with its standard library. We’ll wrap up with some quick exposure to Go’s performance and facilities for supporting concurrent programming.

 

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Scott Friedman.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
at Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118

PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half hour long active learning session, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on training in making an accessible PDF.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

We will discuss how to effectively run jobs on Hoffman2 cluster. Hoffman2 cluster serves a wide spectrum of user applications and is almost always heavily loaded. We will first review the model and policy of Hoffman2’s job scheduling, followed by fundamentals of using its job scheduler, Univa Grid Engine. A number of common use cases will be discussed in details, including: (1) Single-CPU jobs, (2) Multi-CPU, same-node jobs, (3) Multiple-node (MPI-style) jobs and (4) Job arrays.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Shao-Ching Huang.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

This workshop will help increase your skills in using logistic regression analysis with Stata.  The workshop does not teach logistic regression, per se, but focuses on how to perform logistic regression analyses and interpret the results using Stata.  It is assumed that you are familiar with logistic regression and Stata.

  • The notes for the workshop are here.
  • The sign-up link is here.
  • This workshop will be lecture-style with no hands-on component.
  • This workshop will have an online component, so you may sign up for this workshop even if you cannot attend in person.  Information regarding the online component will be sent out the day before the workshop is presented.

NOTE: Please indicate if you will be attending in-person at UCLA or online via Zoom for this event.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

This short course will cover the basics of the Globus file transfer platform. We will discuss installation and configuration on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Of particular interest will be using Globus from the command line. We will cover the installation of the GlobusCLI, initiating and monitoring transfers and some basic troubleshooting. The goal will be to develop basic skills that will enable the participant to incorporate GlobusCLI commands and data transfers into their workflows. A laptop and an account on Hoffman2 or access to a CASS endpoint running Globus is ideal to follow along with examples, but not required.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Scott Friedman.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal - 5628 Math Sciences, UCLA

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss commonly used techniques for handling missing data and common issues that could arise when these techniques are used. In particular, we will focus on the one of the most popular methods, multiple imputation and how to perform it in Stata. The Stata code for this seminar is developed using Stata 15.

  • This workshop will not be hands-on, and it will not have an online component.
  • This workshop will be lecture-style with no hands-on component.
  • The notes for the workshop are here.

If you have questions or comments regarding this event, contact Statistical Consulting Group.

NOTE: This event is only available in-person at UCLA. There will not be online access to this event. Please only register for the event if you are able to attend in-person.


Monday, May 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
at IDRE Portal

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how to build in accessibility in current content, and have an opportunity for hands-on experience building accessible webpages and documents.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
at Research Commons (RC) Classroom 11630F Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Drive North Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

The Python for GIS Workshop will cover how to use open-source Geospatial Python libraries. Topics included are: how to clean geospatial data with Python, converting files, and automating geoprocessing tasks with Python.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact the instructor Albert Kochaphum.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
at Learning Lab Rolfe Hall 2118

PDF is one of the most common document formats at UCLA. People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many PDF documents created are completely inaccessible or frustrating for screenreader users. Public PDFs posted on websites, PDF course reading material and PDFs emailed to listservs should be accessible to people who use screenreaders and other assistive technologies. During this one and a half hour long active learning session, you will have the opportunity to get hands-on training in making an accessible PDF.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
at Zoom

People who are blind, low-vision or have dyslexia rely on assistive technologies and screenreading software to “read text out loud” to them. However, many documents and websites created are completely inaccessible or just frustrating for screenreader users. Learn accessible design and content management tools to make it easier for people with disabilities to engage with your website content and documents. During the hour long active learning session, you will learn the impact of accessible websites and documents, simple methods how to build in accessibility in current content, and have an opportunity for hands-on experience building accessible webpages and documents.


Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
at TBD

Open to IS Associates members and UCLA staff, faculty and students only. 

About IS Associates: UCLA IS Associates leads the SoCal technology community with exceptional networking, quality professional education and informed insights into innovative and disruptive technologies. ISA’s programs are delivered through close collaboration with world-renowned UCLA faculty, Silicon Beach entrepreneurs and tech leaders from member organizations.

For more information about IS Associates, go to isassociates.ucla.edu.

To sign up visit the event page.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
at TBD

Open to IS Associates members and UCLA staff, faculty and students only. 

About IS Associates: UCLA IS Associates leads the SoCal technology community with exceptional networking, quality professional education and informed insights into innovative and disruptive technologies. ISA’s programs are delivered through close collaboration with world-renowned UCLA faculty, Silicon Beach entrepreneurs and tech leaders from member organizations.

For more information about IS Associates, go to isassociates.ucla.edu.

To sign up visit the event page.


Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
at TBD

Open to IS Associates members and UCLA staff, faculty and students only. 

About IS Associates: UCLA IS Associates leads the SoCal technology community with exceptional networking, quality professional education and informed insights into innovative and disruptive technologies. ISA’s programs are delivered through close collaboration with world-renowned UCLA faculty, Silicon Beach entrepreneurs and tech leaders from member organizations.

For more information about IS Associates, go to isassociates.ucla.edu.

To sign up visit the event page.