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POSTPONED – Workshop: Working with images in Python for research

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


April 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Moore Institute Seminar Room G010 Ground floor The Hardiman Research Building


David Kelly

This workshop demonstrates the use of Python to work with images. The focus is images used in research. Two concepts of 1) data visualisation and 2) image processing using APIs are explored and demonstrated. The workshop will provide demonstration data and image sets to work with during the workshop. You can also bring your own data or images to explore.

Data visualisation will focus on using Matplotlib, Pandas, and Seaborn. While image processing will the Microsoft Vision API. The workshop will start by giving an overview of working with images in Python and getting up and running using Anaconda.


Register to attend the workshop on Eventbrite.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Python
  • Setup a working Python environment for research on your laptop
  • Learn about working with images in Python
  • Visualise data using Python
  • Create animations using time series data for use in research output and communication
  • Understand how to use an API to process images
  • Create new data using an image processing API

Workshop facilitator and speaker

Cillian Joy works in the NUI Galway Library on Digital Publishing and Innovation. His primary focus is the digital library strategy and programme of work to enable digital scholarship. Key areas for Cillian are project management, solutions to deliver new digital initiatives, integration, and interoperability. Cillian has a primary degree in Experimental Physics and a Masters in Information Systems and Computer Science. In the past Cillian worked as a Project Manager, Principal Technical Specialist, and for Web development and hosting companies.

Are you a Digital Scholar?

Developing skills with digital technologies can be a challenge for researchers interested in digital and open scholarship.

To help, the Library, in partnership with the Moore Institute, presents a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how, and experience in technologies and methods, that will enhance your experience of newer forms of scholarship.

The series

26 November 2019 – Web maps, data visualisation, and mapping with NeatlineDavid Kelly and Cillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

17 December 2019 – Managing digital collections. Objects, metadata, ingestion, and accessAisling Keane. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 January 2020 – Scanathon. Crowd-sourced digitisationAisling Keane. G011, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

18 February 2020 – Online and digital identity for scholarsBlaneth McSharry & Grainne McGrath. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

10 March 2020 – Video production for scholarsEileen Kennedy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00

14 April 2020 – Working with images in Python for researchCillian Joy. G010, Hardiman building, 10:00-13:00