An informal meetup for anyone at Aberystwyth University interested in research computing.

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What is Hacky Hour?

Hacky Hour is an informal meeting for staff and students who need to use data intensive computing in their research. Its intended to get researchers helping each other to make more effective use of research computing.

Help with Research Computing

Come along with your questions about how to use computing more effectively in your research or offer to help others with their questions.

Topics for discussion could include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Programming
  • High Performance Computing
  • How to organise and store your data
  • Dealing with “big data”
  • Help using the Linux command line
  • Machine learning
  • Data visualisation

Where and when do you meet?

Generally a Hacky Hour runs every other week, alternating between Wednesday 10am and Friday 2pm. Upcoming times are:

  • Wednesday December 7th, 10am

These meetings are online for the time being. The connection details will be circulated on the Hacky Hour mailing list, please email cos@aber.ac.uk to be added to this list.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop and your research computing questions or just come along to talk with and help others.

Who is it for?

Staff or students from any department using computing in their research.

Who is running this?

This event is being run by Colin Sauze (cos@aber.ac.uk) who works as a Research Software Engineer for the Super Computing Wales project (http://supercomputing.wales).

Is there a Facebook or Twitter page for this?

Yes, there is a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Lightning Talks

You can also present your research in a short 5 minute lightning talk. These talks should be aimed at a broad audience that includes people outside of your own discipline.

If you want to give a talk then please signup by filling out this form

Previous Talks

A list of previous talks can be found on the previous talks page.

Directory of Expertise

Looking for somebody to help with something, but don’t know who to ask? The directory of expertise has a list of people who might be able to help.

If you are willing to offer help to others, then please add yourself to this. Simply copy and paste the template at the bottom of the document and fill out your details.