SSDS Bash Bootcamp at Velma Denning Room (Green Library 120F)


Date and Time 
June 26, 2023

Have you ever wanted to build a basic data science toolkit but can’t get started? No need for Python and R to hog all the credit, kickstart Winter Quarter with SSDS’s Bash Bootcamp!

This 4-hour data science project will boost your confidence through transferrable skills essential for the modern, data-driven job market.

Here you will learn the basics of: 1) the Bash programming language, 2) Git for version control, 3) SQLite database engine, and 4) free static GitHub Pages.

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  • Part 1 - 10:00-11:00 AM - Learn basic Bash code to navigate your computer’s file system and create directories and files using pwd, ls, cd, mkdir, and touch commands.
  • Part 2 - 11:00-12:00 PM - Build a Git repository to control version tracking with git clone, add, commit, push, and pull.
  • 12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch on your own
  • Part 3 - 1:00-2:00 PM - Launch SQLite3 and learn to wrangle data with SELECT, FROM, WHERE, GROUP BY, and ORDER BY.
  • Part 4 - 2:00-3:00 PM - Use the GitHub repository you build in parts 1-3 and turn it into a simple static webpage with GitHub Pages.

Links to materials: BashGitHub, IntroSQLite, and GitHubPages.

Prerequisites: basic familiarity with computers. Sign up for free GitHub account.


Before the workshop - Mac users

Make sure you have the Xcode developer toolset installed. Open a Terminal and type:   xcode-select --install
When asked if you want to install the command line developer tools, click "yes/install"


Before the workshop - Windows users

Install GitBash here: Download the file and double-click it to run the installer