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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Intermediate JavaScript and Intro to jQuery, February 21st 2017

Intermediate JavaScript and Intro to jQuery

Continuing on from Introduction to JavaScript, we will quickly review previous material (data types, arrays and objects, looping) and head into the wonderful world of functions and using JavaScript to interact with HTML and CSS. We will start by coding using vanilla JavaScript, move into using the jQuery library, and introduce intermediate topics in JavaScript including accessing APIs, scope, closure, hoisting, and the keyword 'this'. Get excited for our wonderful and fun journey together!

Topics to Be Covered:

Functions, jQuery, APIs, Scope, Closure, Hoisting, and 'this'.

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

Introduction to Javascript

Date & Time:

2/21/2017 1:00 - 4:00PM ET

Instructor:

Mark Brown II

Software Needed:

Be sure to bring your laptop to class. We will be using JSBin and the Chrome browser.

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Cybersecurity for Managers: An Introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework on March 7, 2017

Cybersecurity for Managers: An Introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

The Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with the strong involvement of the private sector and others has quickly emerged as a leading approach for organizations to understand and improve their management of cyber risks in the context of broader enterprise risk. Initially intended for use by organizations in the critical infrastructure, the Framework has been embraced by organizations in all sectors of the economy and is beginning to be used internationally. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has strongly encouraged federal agencies to use the Framework, too. In this session, NIST officials will cover the basics about the Framework and share guidance, insights, and examples that will help federal managers – including but not limited to those involved with information technology policies and operations – to understand how the Framework can help their organizations. CIO officials and staff at Commerce agencies and those who work with industry constituents are invited and encouraged to participate.

Topics to Be Covered:

The five core functions of the NIST Cybersecurity framework, which include Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

Previous experience with cybersecurity, risk management, and privacy issues is highly recommended.

Date & Time:

3/7/2017 1:00 - 2:30PM ET

Instructor:

Adam Sedgewick and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Team

Software Needed:

No software required

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Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection, March 21, 2017

Introduction to Qualitative Data Collection

This introductory-level course will cover techniques and methods of qualitative data collection for design research, including in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and participant observation.

Topics to Be Covered:

User Experience (UX) Design, Usability Testing, User Research

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

None

Date & Time:

3/21/2017 1:00 - 4:00PM ET

Instructor:

Drew Zachary

Software Needed:

none

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Introduction to Git and Github, May 9th 2017

Intro to Git and GitHub

Coming soon!

Topics to Be Covered:

coming soon!

Recommended Pre-Requisite:

none

Date & Time:

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

Instructor:

Sasan Bahadaran

Software Needed:

coming soon!





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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