Workshop/Short Course

An Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

This workshop will cover the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Participants will review the interface and work through exercises to get more familiar with the way the different tools work together. This class is ideal for beginners who have never touched the software as well as people in need of a quick refresher.

Note: Illustrator must be installed prior to this workshop. Duke students can download the software for free from the OIT website. Faculty and staff are encouraged to download a free trail of the software.

Photoshop 101

In this workshop, expect to familiarize yourself with Photoshop's interface, learn how to crop and resize images, utilize layer masking, and navigate adjustment layers to edit and manipulate images. These skills are just the beginning of the limitless possibilities Photoshop can offer. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photos to work from, or follow along with a supplied photo.

Note: Photoshop must be installed prior to this workshop. Duke students can download the software for free under the Adobe Creative Cloud link:

Design a Flyer with Adobe Illustrator

So you'd like to design a flyer, brochure or poster, and although you have used Illustrator before, you are not sure of where to start. Or perhaps, you simply want to put your knowledge to use on a real project. Either way, this is the perfect workshop for you. In this class, you will be given a crash course on flyer design while creating one using both simple tools and effects in Illustrator.

Financial Technology Seminar: Frank Badalamenti, Partner PwC Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Practice

Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech) students enrolled in FinTech 501 do not need to register for this event. All other Duke students, staff, and faculty who are interested in attending should contact Bridget Kerwin ( Speaker Bio: As a Partner in PwC's Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics practice, Frank assists clients with the assessment

CDVS Workshop: Reproducible Research: Tips and Tools

The importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor is increasingly discussed in academia. This workshop will introduce foundational data management strategies that can increase the reproducibility of your work. Participants will engage in peer-to-peer discussions to assess common reproducibility challenges and will learn about specific tools and protocols that you might use within your research workflows including the TIER protocol, git and GitHub, and online containerization tools such as Binder and Code Ocean.

CDVS Workshop: Research Data Management 201: How and where to publish your data

In this workshop participants will learn strategies for how to prepare data for publishing by "curating" an example dataset and identifying common data issues. Participants will also learn about the overall role of repositories within the data sharing landscape and apply strategies for locating and assessing repositories. The workshop will include short lectures and group work via break-out rooms. This workshop builds upon the foundational concepts covered in the Research Data Management 101 course offered earlier this semester.