Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 9:00 AM – Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 6:00 PM
Web technologies for data-driven astronomy & big-data science – Invited Keynote
I've been invited to give a keynote talk at this year's .Astronomy (pronounced "dot astro") conference.
What is .Astronomy?
Astronomy is driven forward by new technology, and today, software is developing more rapidly than ever before. .Astronomy explores the questions on how new technologies can help astronomical research, education, and outreach.
The rapid growth in astronomy in South Africa with projects like SKA, SALT, and Office of Astronomy for Development makes it an exciting time to look at advances in new technologies along with a vibrant, growing community.
The conference brings together people in astronomy, technology, and education to build on our strengths for a better community. The event will include a series of talks, multiple unconference sessions, and a full day working on interesting, useful, innovative projects. Much of the content will be driven by the conference participants in a dynamic environment to maximize sharing, learning, and producing. In addition, we will also have a Day Zero – tech skills training day, to introduce participants to the .Astronomy format and offer tutorials on the latest tools. Links to blog posts and hack projects from previous .Astronomy conferences can be found on Twitter: @dotastronomy #dotastro