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Workshop: Intro to SQL for Querying Databases
November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop provides an overview of the utility and base SQL commands for working with data in a relational database. We’ll focus on querying data to get to know a database and answer questions, and combining data from separate tables.
After this workshop learners should be able to:
– Perform common SQL commands including sorting, filtering, calculating values, aggregating, combining data, and basic data cleaning (i.e. replace missing values).
– Combine commands to construct a query to answer a specific question.
– Identify the benefits of working with SQL.
– Access additional resources for using SQL in other software like R.
PREREQUISITES & TARGET LEARNERS
No prior programming experience is necessary. Bring your laptop with DB Browser installed and running. Please ensure that you can connect to the campus wireless (“Eduroam” preferred). This is a condensed workshop targeted for UC Davis graduate student, postdoc and faculty researchers. Undergraduates are encouraged to sign up for the 2-part “Getting to Know SQL” workshop on November 14-15 instead.
Registration is required. Click here to register!
DSI Affiliates receive priority registration. You will receive a confirmation once you are accepted into the workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Michele Tobias
Helpers: Naomi Kalman, Arthur Koehl, Pamela Reynolds