NAOC eBird workshop
last updated: 10 August 2016 16:30
Welcome to the web pages that we will be using to hold information for the upcoming Using eBird Data — Tools and Applications workshop at this month’s NAOC meeting. We will be updating this information between now and the start of the workshop, so check the “last updated” date and time at the top of any page to determine how stale the information is. There are a variety of types of information:
- basic information about the workshop (sidebar, on the right side of this page)
- software and other course materials to be downloaded (found on this webpage)
- the provisional schedule for the workshop can be found on this webpage
- for those interested, here is a summary of the feedback that you gave us via the SurveyMonkey questionaire
The workshop, in brief, will be a combination of presentations, demonstrations of the data-manipulation and analysis processes about which we’re talking, and time for you to play with samples of the data with computer scripts that we have created. Prior to lunch we will be covering material related to data management: creating the subset of the available data that you will need for your purposes. After lunch, we will be presenting a variety of examples use of eBird’s data.
Regarding the 8 AM starting time, we do realize that this will be rather early for people coming from west of the Eastern Time Zone. Our hope is that with an early start we will break for lunch well before noon, and hopefully allow people to forage before there the main lunchtime rush on local eating establishments. The early end time of 4 PM also does not signal the time when we will bolt from the room never to be seen again; instead we are provisionally intending to gradually move any follow-up questions and discussion to another venue.