PhD+ Data Literacy in Python 3: Office Hour

Hybrid (register for location or zoom link)

Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. This PhD+ series will introduce students to programming in the language. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning materials prior to each session and come to online workshop sessions via Zoom for questions and receive instructors’ assistance with programming projects. 

The UVA Library’s Research Data Services Team and Research Computing are partnering with UVA’s PhD Plus program to offer – Introduction to Programming in Python, a series to build data analysis skills. For Fall 2023, the participants will have access to pre-recorded lectures and the opportunity to meet with instructors during weekly "office hours" for questions and answers in person or over Zoom. Through lecturing, hands-on exercises, and discussions, the series aims to help participants become familiar and comfortable with using Python for research activities and working with data. The live discussions will be offered every Wednesday beginning September 6 and running until October 4, 2023. Sessions will begin at 4 pm in Clark Hall, Brown Library Room 133, with an option to join via zoom.

Attendees will be expected to turn in homework assignments in order to get credit. Upon successful completion of this series, PhD students are eligible for a non-credit credential (PhDP 9530) in their academic transcript. 

Typical Topics 

  • Introduction to Python
  • Data types, data input and output, and organizing codes
  • Data analysis and visualization

Session Dates

Wednesday, 4-5:00 PM (virtual) | September 6, September 13 , September 20, September 27,  October 4, 2023


Katherine Holcomb - Senior Research Systems Consultant

Erich Purpur - Science and Engineering Librarian


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