What We Offer

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Software Engineering

Software engineering includes front-end languages like HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery to give style and interactivity to websites, as well as back-end languages like Python, Ruby, and Node.js to program behind-the-scenes functionality of websites.

Keywords:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MVC Frameworks, jQuery, React.js, Bootstrap, Python, Ruby, Rails, Docker, MySQL, Django





Current Courses

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Software Carpentry, April 5th and 6th, 2017

Software Carpentry Workshop

Computing is now an integral part of every aspect of science, but most scientists are never taught how to build, use, validate, and share software well. Software Carpentry is a volunteer organization whose mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic lab skills for scientific computing. Software Carpentry runs short, intensive workshops that cover program design, version control, testing, and task automation.

This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.
For more information on how these skills will benefit you, please see "Best Practices for Scientific Computing".

Topics to Be Covered:

The Unix Shell, Programming in Python, Version Control with Git

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

Participants must bring a laptop with a few specific software packages installed (listed below under Special Instructions). Participants are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.

Date & Time:

April 4 and 5, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm, Commerce Research Library.

NOTE: This is a two-day, in-person only class. There will be no WebEx offered for this particular course. Please ensure to the best of your ability that you will be available to take both classes.

Instructors:

Daniel Wheeler and Jonathan Guyer, NIST

Software Needed:

To participate in a Software Carpentry workshop, you will need the software outlined here [1] installed on your laptop. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser. We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page [2].

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Introduction to Git and Github, May 9th 2017

Intro to Git and GitHub

Learn to work effectively on a data team and never lose your project again! Introduction to version control using Git software and the GitHub website.

Topics to Be Covered:

Version Control, Git, GitHub

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

None

Date & Time:

5/9/2017 1:00 - 4:00PM ET

Instructor:

Sasan Bahadaran

Software Needed:

Git, GitHub, Sublime or Atom.io, Terminal or Powershell

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Introduction to Java Part 1, May 23, 2017

Intro to Java Part 1

If you want to stay up to date with modern career path and technology, programming is a core skill. This introductory session will cover programming basics with Java, a high level Object Oriented Programming language. We will start with basic syntax, required tools and then explore language core features. It will be first of a series of courses on the Java/J2EE technology track pursuing to advanced J2EE frameworks and professional certification paths.

Topics to Be Covered:

The usefulness of Java, j2ee Tech Stack, Market Scope, Object-Oriented Programming, Primitive Data Types, Arrays, Conditional Statements, Scope Operators, Iterations/Loops, Interfaces, Packages, & How to Write, Compile, and Execute Programs

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

None

Date & Time:

5/23/2017 1:00 - 4:00PM ET

Instructor:

Waseem Aslam, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Software Needed:

Laptops are required. Installation of the following software is also required: Java 1.7/1.8 and Eclipse for JEE

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FAQ

Created by the Commerce Data Service, the goal of the Commerce Data Academy is to help educate and empower employees within the Department of Commerce to make data-driven decisions.
The Commerce Data Service is a public startup within the Office of the Secretary, tasked with enhancing the contribution of data to the economy and American well-being. It helps the 12 Bureaus of the U.S. Department of Commerce to rapidly create and develop projects to advance the Department's mission. Organized as a new shared services model, the Data Service tackles core infrastructure issues around the Commerce Department and helps enrich human capital.
To register, please complete the following Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/Egs7qV9iox After submitting the form, you will be directed to EventBrite so you can register for the specific courses you are interested in.
All classes are recorded and are available within a week following the course date. The recordings are available on the previous courses page.
Although there are no immediate plans for offering these courses again, depending on schedules and resources, we may be able to hold these classes again at a later date.
The prerequisite requirements were intended to ensure that our students would derive the greatest benefit from the course. Depending on the course, the instructor may offer alternative preparation (such as viewing recorded classes) to enhance your learning experience.
This training is open to both contractors and employees.
Yes. We will send you further details and instructions after registration for this course closer to the start date.
The current set of free productivity tools used in the Commerce Data Academy courses are allowed by DOC guidance. Your Bureau’s CIO may impose more strict guidelines. Please check with them prior to installing the software.
There is parking available at the Ronald Reagan building.
Prior to the event, please feel free to send us an email at DataAcademy@doc.gov. If you have any problems the day-of please feel free to call Pam Moulder at 202-482-5997 or the Data Academy team at 202-482-2884
Yes. Please click the Register button and set-up an account at Eventbrite.com where you can make changes to your registration and tickets.

Directions from within HCHB

The Commerce Research Library has two entrances and is located in northwest corner of the building on the 1st floor, directly below the gym. The entrance at Room 1894 can be accessed via the 8th corridor elevator at the north end of the building. The second entrance at Room 1984 and can be accessed from the 6th corridor elevator.

Directions from outside of HCHB (DOC staff only)

HCHB is located at 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW and is easily accessible from two metro stations, Federal Triangle & Metro Center. The closest entrance to the library is on the corner of 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. Check in at that entrance with the guards, then follow the red signs to the Commerce Research Library. Questions? Call us at 202-482-1154. Bringing a visitor? See full directions on our website.
Commerce Data Service

The Commerce Data Service is a public startup within the Office of the Secretary, tasked with enhancing the contribution of data to the economy and American well-being. Our team of skilled engineers, data scientists, and UX/UI experts are teaching Commerce Data Academy courses.

The goal of the Commerce Data Academy is to help educate and empower employees within the Department of Commerce to make data-driven decisions.

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