Seattle Workshops

The Community Data Science Workshops (CDSW) are a series of workshops designed to introduce some of the basic tools of programming and analysis of data from online communities to absolute beginners.


The CDSW have been held twice in Seattle in Spring and Fall 2014. So far, more than 30 people have volunteered their weekends to teach more than 130 people to program in Python, to build datasets from Web APIs, and to ask and answer questions using these data.

The following links are to the curriculum we used so thats other can build on and learn:

Although no dates have been set and plans might change, we have tentative plans to run another CDSW at some point in the first half of 2014 and likely during UW’s Spring quarter. If you’d like to attend to the CDSW either as a participant or as a volunteer mentor, please subscribe to our announcement email list. The list will get no traffic except for annoncements of an upcoming CDSW.

For more details on the content of the workshops, the organizers, and for details on how to put on your own CDSW, please visit the Community Data Science Workshops master page in page in the OpenHatch wiki.

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