Tree-Based Algorithms Workshop – April 28, 2019

Hello again, Programmers! Our last workshop of the semester will be about Tree-Based Algorithms! It will be held, as usual, in Bailey 203 at 1 PM. Our former president, Joe, will be coming back to teach us about Tree-Based Algorithms. If you’ve taken or are taking Math 240 with Dr. Baldwin, you already know what a tree is, but for those that don’t, a tree is a data structure that organizes data into nodes that start from a single root and branch out to additional nodes that can either have branches of their own (internal nodes) or have no branches and are called leaves. A good way to think about a tree is your computer’s file structure. There’s the root directory (/ for Mac/Linux or C: for Windows) which then has different paths to folders, which represent branches to other nodes (/<user>/Documents or C:\windows\system32). So come learn about algorithms based on trees April 28 at 1 PM (12:30 if you need help getting Anaconda installed) in Bailey 203. There will be doughnuts!

Networking Workshop – Sunday (4/14)

Hello there, Programmers! This Sunday, April 14, we will be holding a Networking Workshop in Bailey 204 at 1 PM. Our faculty advisor, Dr. Doug Baldwin, will be going over how to make a messaging app in Python. By the time you’re down with the workshop, you should be able to connect to another person’s computer that also has the app and talk with them. Isn’t that super cool?! Notably, this workshop is not the same as the Network Model workshop we had back in February, but the network theory part of that workshop will be put into practice here when it comes to connecting your computers. We hope to see you on Sunday (4/14) at 1 PM (12:30 PM if you need help installing things) in Bailey 204!

Introduction to Python and Pandas Workshop – Sunday (3/3/19)

Hey, hey, hey Programmers! We have a workshop on Sunday March 3 at 1:00 pm in Bailey 203. Dr. Kirk Anne from CIT and a good friend of the club, will be doing a blitz, as he calls it, through his INTD 121 Introduction to Programming course, which is in Python, before going over the powerful data science Python library called Pandas. You don’t want to miss this workshop whether you’re new to Python or not. Also, if you need help getting this installed or set up correctly, please come at 12:30 pm. Otherwise, come to our workshop Sunday March 3 at 1:00 pm in Bailey 203!

Network Modeling Workshop (Sunday 2/17)

Hello again Programmers! I hope your semester is going well. Our first workshop of the spring semester will be this Sunday, 2/17, in Bailey 203 at 12 pm. Dr. Hartvigsen will be going over network modeling in R. If you need help installing R and/or RStudio, please come at 11:30 am for the extra help. If you already have R and RStudio, please type the following command in the console: install.packages(“igraph”). Oh, and did I mention that there will be pizza too? Make sure you come on time to get a slice! So make sure to come to the workshop this Sunday, 2/17, in Bailey 203 at 12 (11:30). Hope to see you there!

First Meeting of the Spring Semester (2019)!

Welcome back Programmers! I hope your semesters have been going well so far. This post should have come last week, but the weather had other things in mind. So, our first meeting is instead today (Thursday February 7, 2019) in Bailey 101 at 6 pm. We’ll be going through the basics of programming for new members, but that shouldn’t discourage our more seasoned members from attending as well. It’s not like our treasurer, Rachel, will be bringing snacks or anything… So come join Programming and Data Science Club for our first meeting of the semester in Bailey 101 at 6 pm!