Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas from DaSH

Hi DaSHers,
The hoped-for Christmas DaSH Seminar for this week has not quite come to fruition (sad, I know), and thus DaSH has wrapped up for the year. Due to various people taking leave and going out on field work DaSH will take a break in January and start up again in early February. The plus side of this is that you all have plenty of time to think about the topics you would like to share with fellow DaSHers in the new year. Remember that such seminar series prosper due to the willingness of various people to contribute, and the more who contribute the stronger we become as a group.

Merry Christmas

Stuart

ALSO: To keep you all enthused and occupied over the break, check out this competition run by the National Data Science Bowl (https://www.kaggle.com/c/datasciencebowl). The competition is to develop an automated image classification tool to detect krill in images. This certainly sounds like a project that DaSH could contribute to (and the $100 000 prize makes it kind of appealing). If anyone is interested in building a team to submit an entry then let me know and I can help form the team (and do some work).

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DaSH Meeting for December 12

Hi DaSHers,
Sorry for the late notice. This week’s DaSH Session will feature Ben Raymond from the Australian Antarctic Division in a starring role. Ben will be leading us on a further adventure in to the world of text editors. He will cover a few aspects of working more efficiently with your text editor, including snippets, autocomplete, and multiple cursors. Ben uses Emacs, but most of the things he’ll cover are available in most modern text editors.

Stuart

ALSO: One more full week until Christmas. I am hoping to have a DaSH session next week, but the speaker is yet to be finalised. Keep an eye out for an update next week.

Where:

Aurora Lecture Theatre, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

When:

Friday 12 December, 9:15am

DaSH Meeting for December 5

Hi DaSHers,
This week Eric Oliver from IMAS will be telling us all how to make our science so much better through nicer looking figures (you know that makes your science better). His talk is titled Using vector graphics to improve your figures, posters and talks. Here is what Eric had to say about it:
“Ever wonder how some figures are made? The ones that look really pretty? What about those beautiful posters? Chances are that they were edited using vector graphics software (e.g., Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator). I’m going to talk about the difference between raster and vector images, how to save your figures in vector format, and how to do some basic editing in Inkscape. I will also cover using it to make posters (and talks).”

Stuart

ALSO: With the countdown to Christmas well and truly begun we have a couple of talks to finish the science season before the silly season begins. Next week Ben Raymond (AAD)  will continue on the text editor theme started by Tom a few weeks ago. There should then be one more talk before Christmas (maybe with a Santa theme).

Where:

Aurora Lecture Theatre, 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

When:

Friday 5 December, 9:15am