Monthly Archives: June 2014

DaSH meeting and Farewell

Hi DaSHers,

For our meeting this week we have the magnificent Molly Zhongnan Jia broadening your horizons and dragging you kicking and screaming beyond MS PowerPoint.

Molly will give an overview of the presentation tool Prezi and will lead a discussion on alternative approaches to Death by PowerPoint.

ALSO: This is my last week as DaSH co-ordinator. For those that don’t know, I have accepted a job with the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne where I will be helping implement a satellite data based marine water quality system and a sea-surface temperature now casting system for Australian coastal waters. I am eternally grateful to the brilliant Stuart Corney for taking over from me. It’s been a swell ride and I hope that you all get behind Stuart and support DaSH into the future – it will only stay alive for as long as you keep showing up and support it.

Where:

IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, next to CSIRO.

When:

Friday 27th of June, 9:15am

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Meeting on the 20th June

For our meeting this week we have Simon Wotherspoon continuing his series of lectures on Time Series Analysis for fun and profit. This week it is an introduction to ARIMA and it’s uses.

ALSO: We NEED speakers for the next month or so. If you’ve been thinking of doing something with DaSH and have been too shy to say ‘Hi’ now is your chance! ALL WELCOME!

— When & Where —

Friday 20th June at 9:15am
IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point,  next to CSIRO.

Meeting on the 13th June

Hi DaSHers,

For our meeting this week the great Ben Galton-Fenzi will be multi-threading the DaSH community.

Ben will lead a discussion on a series of potential future DaSH sessions around computers and science from topics that range from what are computers and how do they work, cloud computing, data access, data formats and high-performance computing (what it is and how can it be used).

The aim of the session will be a brain storming session about what people would like to know more about and to develop a plan for discussing them at future DaSH sessions.

— When & Where —

Friday 13th June at 9:15am
IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point,  next to CSIRO.

The Python Fish

Have you ever wondered if you could put a progress bar in your terminal to reassure you that your script is still running?

Enter the Python Fish:

>))’>

The Python Fish progress bar could be just what you were looking for! The Fish is a Python module that makes any program look awesome and displays useful data while munching away on your data.

Check it out in action:

Install it with easy_install or fork it on github: https://github.com/lericson/fish

 

 

 

Meeting on the 6th June

For our meeting this week we have Simon Wotherspoon giving the first of a series of lectures on Time Series Analysis for fun and profit. As always, it is sure to be entertaining and informative…

ALSO: We NEED speakers for the next month or so. If you’ve been thinking of doing something with DaSH and have been too shy to say ‘Hi’ now is your chance! We have openings on the 20th and 27th of June (and beyond…). Put your hand up, get involved, give back to your community or even pose some hard questions you’d like answered or discussed. ALL WELCOME!

— When & Where —

Friday 6th June at 9:15am
IMAS Aurora Lecture Theatre – it’s the big lecture theatre on the left as you walk into the waterfront building foyer – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point,  next to CSIRO.