Happy 2012 all!
March 23 in Melbourne
March 27 in Brisbane
With ANDS’ Research Data Australia now in full swing and NeCTAR’s cloud services up and running, these workshops will feature a series of short talks by representatives on how developers can take advantage of these services and take research data to the cloud!
There’ll be a series of Cloud Dojos (practical training sessions, see http://youtu.be/gav9fLVkZQc) with sessions on how to work with and develop for various data repositories and research tools.
Best of all, these workshops are FREE including lunch and ending with pizza and beer into the night.
Stay tuned for more information, and follow us on twitter: @dev8dAU
P.S. There’ll be an open EVO session with the organisers behind Dev8D AU: Monday 19th March 3pm (Eastern Time). Come shape this and future dev8D AU events:
For those that haven’t tried Evo, it might be worth heading to http://evo.arcs.org.au/evoAU/and creating an account – you can then video conference
Meeting Access Information:
- Meeting URL
- Phone Bridge
ID: 485 9633
Adelaide 08 8463 1011
Brisbane 07 3139 0705
Canberra 02 6112 8742
Hobart 03 623 70281
Melbourne 03 8685 8362
Perth 08 6461 6718
Sydney 02 8212 4591
So the first Dev8D AU was a great success!
Much like it said on the box: Ideas were shared, discussed and demonstrated. Arduinos were laid out and tinkered with. Beers were drank.
What surprised me the most, however is the absolute passion and drive displayed. These are highly motivated ambitious developers who are driven to the search and implementation of big, new, and great ideas in technology. Conversation flowed organically and constructively. These were a room of ‘total’ developers with wide ranging interests and skills outside of pure programming: enthusiasts in bioinformatics, music production and even sustainable farming technology were present.
And here are some choice photos (thanks to Jared Winton):
More photos in the Google Album.
We’ll be doing this again – bigger and better – in the not-too-distant future.
Thanks to all participants in what was a very successful outcome for a first event.
Dev8D AU is the first Australian workshop of the UK’s JISC-led Dev8D. It’s a FREE 1-day workshop by developers, for developers. This is a great chance for the eResearch developer community to meet each other, catch up and share ideas and challenges.
Being run by developers, this is more of an ‘unconference’ than a formal conference event. Instead of formal presentations with strict timelines, we’ll have demonstrations and open discussions of fellow developer’s ideas and creations. Beers will be provided and consumed. We’ll have Arduinos (http://www.arduino.cc/) and boxes full of lights, sensors and other components to tinker with and program. The most innovative and interesting creation will win prizes.
This is a chance for developers to compare notes, learn a thing or two and meet other developers in an exciting and often challenging field.
The Sebel and Citigate, Albert Park, Melbourne
6 November 2011 (On the opening day of eResearch Australasia)
10:00am – 5:00pm
Lunch and snacks provided. BYO laptop.
Now taking registrations.