This week Jon Burgess from IMOS will be presenting a session title Virtualisation: for fun and profit. Jon will attempt to explain the what, why and how of virtual machines and introduce you to a helpful vagrant along the way (his words, not mine). Note that this week’s session will be held in the IMAS Board Room (on level 2). I will be down in the foyer to sign in any visitors as required around 9:12.
ALSO: We now have a strong December line up in place to finish the DaSH year. Next week Eric Oliver will be showing us all how to use vector graphics programs for improving figures in talks/posters, followed the week after by Ben Raymond who will continue on the text editor theme started by Tom last week.
AND: A fellow DaSHer has asked me to advertise the upcoming International Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Biosecurity (http://www.csiro.au/BioBAD15), which is a part of the prestigious 31st IEEE international conference on Data Engineering (http://www.icde2015.kr/).
IMAS Board Room, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
Friday 28 November, 9:15am
This week Tomas Remenyi from ACE CRC will be leading a discussion on the best text editor to use when writing and editing code. He hopes to convince us all that vim is the one true editor to rule us all. If you don’t believe me, or don’t know what I am talking about then come along and find out.
ALSO: After this week the DaSH calendar is bare. If anyone has an idea for a presentation then now is the time to share it with the world. Send me an email, tweet me or even try using Facebook.
Aurora Lecture Theatre, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point
Friday 14 November, 9:15am
Due to a conference booking out the lecture theatre, flex rooms and boardroom this week there is no room available for a DaSH Meeting. Consequently Tom Remenyi’s planned talk on text editors has been postponed for a week and will now be on November 14.
ALSO: On the grapevine, TPAC will be running individual “Getting started in the cloud” sessions between now and Christmas. The one-on-one sessions (with a friendly TPAC expert) will help you get started using the Nectar Research Cloud from your own computer (and allow you to run programs like R or Matlab in the cloud). Keep an eye on emails from TPAC or from Jenna for further details.