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DataRescueDC - Day 2


10:00am - 5:00pm, February 19, 2017
Room 103, Reiss Science Building, Georgetown University

Join fellow students, faculty, librarians, and scientists from Georgetown and the DC area to save valuable environmental data sets housed on public websites on 2/18 -2/19!

Tanous Family Lecture featuring The Honorable Spencer Abraham, 10th United States Secretary of Energy


6:00 pm - 8:00pm, March 23, 2017
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor

Join us on Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 pm in the Murray Room, Lauinger Library, 5th Floor, for the The Annual Tanous Family Endowed Lecture, America's Energy Challenges and Solutions: The Post Election Equation with The Honorable Spencer Abraham, 10th United States Secretary of Energy.

Workshops

Video Editing with Premiere


10:00am-12:00pm, February 22, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing application that is used to combine video and audio clips, music, graphics, titles, and still images to produce finished sequences. This workshop will teach participants the basic process of creating a project, importing assets, basic edits to audio and video, and keyboard shortcuts. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Introduction to the Vinyl Cutter


5:30-8:00pm, February 23, 2017
Maker Hub

A vinyl cutter is an easy-to-use, versatile tool for creating complex sticker designs that will look awesome on your laptop, car, dorm room, or anywhere else you want to express your creativity. In this workshop, will show you the basics of the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, the ins and outs of the design software, and techniques for getting your design smoothly applied to the target surface. Register for this workshop.

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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


2:00-4:00pm, February 23, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to desktop publishing and the InDesign interface, and will learn how to import and format text, create frames, place text and images into frames, manipulate and organize objects in layers, manipulate text and images into basic layouts, and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

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LinkedIn Makeover


1:30-3:00pm, February 28, 2017
Dubin (Room 156)

During this workshop participants will learn the best practices of creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract potential employers and expand one's professional network. Participants will also have a chance to get a professional headshot taken in a studio setting. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructors: Staff from Cawley Career Education Center and Gelardin

Intro to InDesign (Part II)


10:00am-12:00pm, March 1, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participant will expand on their knowledge from the Introduction to InDesign course by learning advanced text formatting, advanced layouts including master pages, creating gradients, adding effects, advanced image placement with Photoshop, package and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the beginner and advanced workshops, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign (Part I) or proof of equivalent experience

Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

 

3D Printing and Modeling with TinkerCAD


1:00-2:30pm, March 13, 2017
Maker Hub

In this hands-on workshops, we'll cover everything you need to know to conceptualize, download, design, and print objects on the Maker Hubs 3D printers. Topics to be convered include: using thingiverse.com to find models to print, modifying models and creating new designs using TinkerCAD, and printing models on the Ultimaker, MakerBot, and Taz 6 3D printers. To get the most out of these workshops, participants should bring their own laptops, set up accounts on http://thingiverse.com and http://tinkercad.com, and (optionally) install Blender (http://blender.org) in advance of the workshop. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

 

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Video Editing with iMovie


10:00am-12:00pm, March 15, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques and concepts of video editing. Participants will learn how to import video, edit scenes, add effects, transitions, and export a final movie using iMovie. Register for this workshop here.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Amy Richards, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

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Introduction to Arduino


5:30pm - 7:00pm, March 21, 2017
Maker Hub

Arduino is the small, embeddable computer that has revolutionized the maker movement, and put the power of physical computing in the hands of artists, designers, and other non-engineers. In this workshop, participants will learn a bit about the history of Arduino, and how it can be used to merge the physical and digital through the use of sensors, motors, LEDs, and wireless communication. Each participant will be provided an Arduino to use in class, and will learn the basics of Arduino programming by building a simple project. No soldering is required, nor any prior experience in programming. While some computers will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux), loaded with the Arduino Software: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.

Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

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Intro to Illustrator


2:00-4:00pm, March 23, 2017

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and creating basic vector paths. This workshop will cover the Adobe Illustrator interface, including artboards, toolbars and layers. The course will focus on to creating basic vector shapes with the curvature tools and complex shapes with the pen and pencil tools. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Introduction to the Vinyl Cutter


1:00-2:30pm, March 27, 2017

A vinyl cutter is an easy-to-use, versatile tool for creating complex sticker designs that will look awesome on your laptop, car, dorm room, or anywhere else you want to express your creativity. In this workshop, will show you the basics of the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter, the ins and outs of the design software, and techniques for getting your design smoothly applied to the target surface. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: None

Planning for Video Production


2:00-3:30pm, March 27, 2017
CoLab (Room 158) Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will walk participants through the most important phase of video production, which is "pre-production" (the planning phase). Different types of shotlists, scripts, and video clips will be shown during this time to give you a feel of how planning is actually applied to a completed video project. The instructor will also demo and explain best practices for a basic video production equipment set-up. Register for this workshop.

 
Prerequisite: None
 
Instructor: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center
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Intro to Tableau


2:00pm-3:30pm, March 28, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. No coding or programming experience is require. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Nikoo Yahyazadeh, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

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Hands-on Video Production Techniques


2:00-4:00pm, March 30, 2017
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to set up a professional, yet basic production shoot. This includes learning how to capture quality audio and video footage using both DSLR and HD video cameras, as well as touching on the fundamentals of cinematography and lighting techniques. Register for this workshop

Prerequisite: "Planning for Video Production" or proof of equivalent experience

 Instructor: Amy Richards, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

 

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Designing for the Laser Cutter


1:00-2:30pm, April 3, 2017

The Universal VLS4.60 Laser cutter is one of the most powerful, fast, and easy-to-use tools in Maker Hub. The detail and precision of the Laser Cutter empowers both artistic and practical projects, and the speed makes it even more useful than the 3D printers for prototyping. In this workshop, we'll introduce you to the types of materials that can be used in the laser cutter, some useful online resources for generating designs, and techniques in Illustrator and Photoshop (and their free alternatives) to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Prerequisite: None

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Social Media Marketing


10:00am-12:00pm, April 6, 2017
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover some of the concepts, platforms, and tools in the Social Media landscape. Participants will discuss social media engagement, how to set and implement specific goals & strategies, and get hands-on experience developing a professional social media presence. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite, but it is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of different social media platforms and their corresponding functions

 Instructor: Amy Richards, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

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Fun with Soldering


5:30-7:00pm, April 11, 2017
Maker Hub

Solder is the glue that holds the world of electronics together. Whether you are fixing a broken lamp, putting together a kit, or building your own project from scratch, soldering is an indespensible skill. While it can seem intimidating at first, soldering is easy to learn, inexpensive, and a valuable life skill. In this workshop, participants will learn through-hole soldering on a practice board, then proceed to build a simple project they can take with them. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn for this workshop. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Attendance is limited to 6 due to supplies of soldering irons, but if you have your own Soldering Iron, feel free to drop in.

Prerequisite: none

 

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LinkedIn Makeover


1:30-3:00pm, April 11, 2017
Dubin (Room 156)

During this workshop participants will learn the best practices of creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract potential employers and expand one's professional network. Participants will also have a chance to get a professional headshot taken in a studio setting. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Register for this workshop here.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Staff from Cawley Career Education Center and Gelardin

Arduino logo

Introduction to Arduino


1:00pm - 2:30pm, April 17, 2017
Maker Hub

Arduino is the small, embeddable computer that has revolutionized the maker movement, and put the power of physical computing in the hands of artists, designers, and other non-engineers. In this workshop, participants will learn a bit about the history of Arduino, and how it can be used to merge the physical and digital through the use of sensors, motors, LEDs, and wireless communication. Each participant will be provided an Arduino to use in class, and will learn the basics of Arduino programming by building a simple project. No soldering is required, nor any prior experience in programming. To get the most out of the workshop, students are encouraged to bring their own laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux), loaded with the Arduino Software: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

 

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3D Printing and Modeling with TinkerCAD


5:30-7:00pm, April 25, 2017
Maker Hub

In this hands-on workshops, we'll cover everything you need to know to conceptualize, download, design, and print objects on the Maker Hubs 3D printers. Topics to be convered include: Using thingiverse.com to find models to print; modifying models and creating new designs using TinkerCAD; and printing models on the Ultimaker, MakerBot, and Taz 6 3D printers. To get the most out of these workshops, participants should bring their own laptops, set up accounts on http://thingiverse.com and http://tinkercad.com, and (optionally) install Blender (http://blender.org) in advance of the workshop. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Pre-requisite: None

Instructor: Don Undeen, Maker Hub Manager

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De-stress Days in the Maker Hub


5:30pm - 7:00pm,
Repeats every day until Thu May 04 2017.
May 2, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 4, 2017
Maker Hub

If prepping for finals has you pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We'll be weaving on the loom, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop in and out as the mood strikes. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: http://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

 

Picture of Disassembled Camera

De-stress Days in the Maker Hub


5:30pm - 7:00pm, May 2, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 4, 2017
Maker Hub

If prepping for finals has you pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We'll be weaving on the loom, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop in and out as the mood strikes. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: http://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

 

Picture of Disassembled Camera

De-stress Days in the Maker Hub


5:30pm - 7:00pm, May 2, 2017, May 3, 2017, May 4, 2017
Maker Hub

If prepping for finals has you pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We'll be weaving on the loom, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop in and out as the mood strikes. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: http://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

 

Event Accessibility

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 5 business days prior to an event by filling out the request form at library.georgetown.edu/ar or calling 202-687-7446. The Library will consider and make reasonable efforts to fulfill requests for accommodation.