Slytherin House is a learning community for faculty and staff of Iowa State University Library to give people space to develop their research skills and learn the Python programming language. It is a special initiative of the Research and Service Committee.
This learning community consists of three major parts:
1. The Book Club
Beginning January 25th 2019, we will be reading Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes and meeting twice a month in Parks Library 32 on Fridays from 3:30-4:30. The computer lab is reserved on Fridays unless otherwise noted from 3:30-4:30 for either book club or free time to work on practice problems. This book is available as an e-book through Safari Books.
2. The Software Carpentry Workshop
We are bringing in instructors from the Carpentries organization https://carpentries.org/ to teach an intensive two day Software Carpentry workshop during Spring Break 2019 on campus March 18-19 in Parks Library 198. Contact any member of the Slug Club to get the registration code and learn more at https://devasenainupakutika.github.io/2019-03-18-iowa_state/
3. The All Library Hackathon
We are currently in the process of organizing the first ever All Library Hackathon which will take place in mid-July 2019. We will be calling for potential projects, small or medium sized problems from different departments that could benefit from a cross-library team, after the Carpentries workshop.
Jasmine Kirby - Research and Instruction -she/her/hers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Windy City native and Harry Potter fan who thought it'd be cool to have a Python learning group.
Eric Schares - Research and Instruction - he/him/his - email@example.com
Engineering librarian who’s read most of the first Harry Potter book.
Erin Thomas - Research and Instruction - she/her/hers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Her patronus is a rabbit.
Rosalie Gartner - Special Collections and University Archives - she/her/hers - email@example.com
Lead Processing Archivist, sorted into the Slytherin house but terrified of snakes.