***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello! Derek Hansen (University of Maryland) and I (Marc Smith, Telligent Systems) will be running a workshop as part of the Communities and Technologies conference next week in University Park, PA. We have room for additional participants. If anyone is interested, please email me ([log in to unmask]) or Derek ([log in to unmask]). If there is sufficient interest by those in the DC or Bay Area we could potentially arrange for a similar workshop closer to home. We are particularly interested in reaching instructors who may be teaching social network analysis or courses on social media in the Fall of 2009 and have a tutorial we have developed to aid in that process. See details for the June 24 event below: Title: NodeXL: Social Network Analysis and Visualization tools for Social Media Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 8:30am through early afternoon Place: Penn State University, University Park, PA (See: http://cct2009.ist.psu.edu/index.cfm) Organizers: Marc Smith, Chief Social Scientist, Telligent Systems - ([log in to unmask]) Derek Hansen, Assistant Professor, iSchool, University of Maryland - ([log in to unmask]) NodeXL is an add-in for Office 2007 that provides social network diagram and analysis tools in the context of a spreadsheet. Adding the directed graph chart type to Excel opens up many possibilities for easily manipulating networks and controlling their display properties. In this tutorial the steps needed to install and operate NodeXL for Office 2007 are reviewed. The NodeXL add-in provides directed graph charting features within Excel, allowing users to create node-link diagrams with control over each node and edge color, size, transparency and shape. Since NodeXL builds within Excel, all of the controls and programmatic features of Office are available. Additional features of NodeXL generate social networks from social media data sources like personal e-mail (drawing data from the Windows Desktop Search engine) and the Twitter social network micro-blogging system. Arbitrary edge lists (anything that can be pasted into Excel) can be visualized and analyzed in NodeXL. This session will provide a walk through the basic operation of NodeXL. Attendees are encouraged to bring an edge list of interest. Sample data sets will be provided. To download the NodeXL Add-in and slides, go to: http://www.codeplex.com/NodeXL. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.