Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday was the first day of the Digital Research Institute being held here at the Graduate Center. A little more than 50 (mostly doctoral students) are participating in this five-day event. The morning was spent on introductions, loading software onto laptops, and on sharing digital research projects.
The afternoon was an introduction/review of the UNIX command language led by Patrick Smyth. The purpose of this session was to introduce participants on how to communicate with a computer’s operating system using a text-based interface. For those of us who remember MS-DOS, many of the commands such as “mkdir” and “ls” in UNIX are very similar.
Good first day!