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The 2016 Research Bazaar festival of digital literacy

The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. Held in February each year, @ResBaz is a series of simultaneous three-day conferences where researchers from around Australia, New Zealand, North and South America will come together to up-skill on the latest digital research skills. Swinburne PHDs and early– and mid-career researchers are invited to attend this free event, hosted by our colleagues at The University of Melbourne. In line with ResBaz 2016, the University of Melbourne is also offering accreditation courses for Software Carpentry  / Data Carpentry instructors. This is great opportunity for PHDs and early career researchers who want to build up their research CV and establishment themselves as Software Carpentry Experts. This course will run on the 21st – 22nd January. If you're interested in being accredited you should fill out the software carpentry application form.

Each day at ResBaz will be split into daytime and evening events. The day will be dedicated to classroom teaching time where you will learn the latest digital research skills. The evening will be about networking with your fellow cross-disciplinary researchers and having fun. 

Tutorial streams and minor electives include:

  • Data Analysis with Python, R or MATLAB
  • 3D printing with AutoDesk or 3D Slicer
  • Natural Language Processing with NLTK
  • Data visualisation on the web with D3.js
  • Research maps with CartoDB and TileMill
  • REDCap for medical and clinical survey data
  • AURIN for urban data collection
  • Using Omeka for image repositories

Short introductions on other topics like databases, LaTeX document editing, data cleaning, survey data collection and more are also included in the program, along with a packed social program aimed at promoting knowledge and skills sharing among researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

If you have any further questions, please tweet to @ResPlat using the #ResBaz hashtag.

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