Monthly Archives: June 2015

Software Carpentry this Friday

Hi DaSHers

Starting this Friday, and running for 6 weeks, the Data Science Hobart (DaSH) group will be running a series of workshops based on the popular Software Carpentry course. Sessions will be held from 9-11 each Friday morning in the IMAS waterfront building. These sessions are open to anyone with an interest in improving their computing skills with respect to data science. Each session focuses on a different topic, and over the course of 6 weeks we will cover an intro to software carpentry, the unix shell, SQL, R, Python and Git. No need to RSVP, just turn up on the day.

The software needed for this course can be installed as per instructions at https://software-carpentry.org/v5/setup.html. These instructions either let you install a complete virtual machine, or individual packages as needed.

​Hope to see you there.

Stuart

Upcoming data science events

Hi DaSHers
I am writing to let you know of a couple of upcoming events that may be of interest to you.
The first is the Tassie Girl Geek Coffee event. Girl Geek Coffees (GGC) is a meet and greet open discussion group, for women in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Multimedia, Computer Games and related disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Mathematics and Science). Their next meeting is in Hobart next Tuesday 23 June from 6pm. Event details: GGC Hobart Mid-Year Meetup

The other event is GovHack (http://www.govhack.org/) from July 3-5. GovHack is an annual open data competition held all over Australia and New Zealand. It is a team event with some great prizes.

Stuart

DaSH does Software Carpentry

Hi DaSHers

Starting next Friday (26 June),  and running for 6 weeks, the Data Science Hobart (DaSH) group will be running a series of workshops based on the popular Software Carpentry course. Sessions will be held from 9-11 each Friday morning in the IMAS waterfront building. These sessions are open to anyone with an interest in improving their computing skills with respect to data science. Each session focuses on a different topic, and over the course of 6 weeks we will cover an intro to software carpentry, the unix shell, SQL, R, Python and Git. No need to RSVP, just turn up on the day.

The software needed for this course can be installed as per instructions at https://software-carpentry.org/v5/setup.html. These instructions either let you install a complete virtual machine, or individual packages as needed.

Stuart

No DaSH Session this week

Hi DaSHers,
Here at DaSH headquarters we are busy readying ourselves for the Software Carpentry sessions that begin next week (June 26). To be ready for these we are doing plenty of DaSHing around, and giving the weather some of it has included DaSHing through the snow. Personally, I have been looking for a one-horse open sleigh as the maintenance costs may be lower than keeping my bicycle on the road. All of this means there will be no DaSH Session this week.

But keep your diary free for the next 6 Fridays as we kick off the Software Carpentry Series on June 26. Each of these sessions will run for 2 hours (9-11 am) with topics covered including basic practice, the unix shell, SQL, R, Python and Git. The sessions are open to anyone interested in data science, and bookings are not required. All we ask is that you bring your own laptop and have installed a virtual machine that is capable of running the programs above (you can see set up instructions at https://software-carpentry.org/v5/setup.html).

See you next week.

​Stuart

DaSH Session for June 5

Hi DaSHers,
This week DaSH is going on a road trip! Damien Irvine from the Bureau of Meteorology (and Software Carpentry) is visiting CSIRO and will be presenting a half day workshop on CWSLAB (Climate and Weather Science Laboratory). CWSLab is a new initiative between CSIRO, BoM, the Centre for Excellence and others to solve the problems associated with data duplication and having multiple people create code to do the same thing. As part of Damien’s workshop he has invited DaSH to come along for a 30 minute demonstration of CWSLab (9 – 9:30).

This should be a great chance to see a new initiative that may be very useful and important to all researchers accessing and using climate model output in the months and years ahead. I will be going to have a look, so am happy to meet other DaSH people in the IMAS foyer at 8:50 so we can road trip together. Otherwise the demonstration is in the Derwent Room at CSIRO, starting at 9:00.

Stuart

Where:

Derwent Room, CSIRO Marine Labs, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

 

When:

Friday 5 June, 9:00 am