Post by Belinda Weaver.
We covered jargon busting, regular expressions for pattern matching, the Unix shell, and OpenRefine. This was a fairly ambitious program for a single day, but we managed to get through it, losing only a little skin as we tore through the shell lesson. Things went a little off the rails when the main projector started switching on and off randomly. This resulted in a total rearrangement of the room with a subsequent loss of visibility for some learners.
As well as the projector failure, we has a few snafus with uncooperative shells and malfunctioning site workarounds, but on the whole, the day went well, and some people planned to attend the upcoming sprint to keep the ball rolling.
Here are the happy campers!