ADACS Data Intensive Astronomy Workshop – Melbourne 7-9 August 2017
The first two days of the program will include invited talks, contributed talks and BOF sessions. The aim is to encourage communication between software experts and astronomers to meet the big-data challenges in Astronomy. The last day will focus on the All-Sky Virtual Observatory (ASVO) project and the eScience gateways.
ADACS Training – Community Survey
To gauge the interest and training requirements of the Australian astronomy community, we are asking you to fill in a short survey.
The survey will take less than five minutes, and your input will help us prioritise which workshops and tutorials to prepare first. The survey responses are collected anonymously, and results will be reported in an aggregated format. You can access the survey via https://curtin.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3fIrJRM6yXYBClv
ASTAC – Call for proposals Q3-Q4 2017
ASTAC has issued a call for proposals for the use of the following resources from 1st July 2017 to 31st December 2017 (i.e. Quarters 3-4, 2017):
NCI Astronomy Flagship Program: up to 1,000 kSUs
gSTAR and swinSTAR: up to 1,700 kSUs
Pawsey ATHENA: Up to 5,000 kSUs
Scientific Computing and Software Development Services – EOI
Within Q3/4 2017, ADACS will provide the equivalent of 1 full time computational scientist as a resource to the community. A diversely qualified team will participate, with expertise covering a variety of areas including (but not limited to): system analysis and design, scientific computing, high performance computing, data science, web development, large scale scientific databases, cloud computing, and scientific visualization.
The allocation of these resources will be merit-based with the final evaluation to be performed by the Astronomy Supercomputing Time Allocation Committee (ASTAC).
NASA Space APPS Challenge
The NASA Space Apps Challenge Perth will take place from 29-30 April at CORE Innovation Hub (191 St Georges Terrace), starting at 7:30AM and running non-stop till Sunday evening. Register here: http://unearthed.link/SpaceApps17
The event draws on the talents and initiative of bright minded volunteers – developers, designers, engineers, technologists and anyone with a passion and desire to make an immediate impact on the world or with an interest in earth, space and data.
Data Science and Machine Learning with Amazon Web Services
The next webinar of this series will be: Data Science and Machine Learning with Amazon Webservices.
The Speaker: Adrian White – Senior Technical Business Development Manager, Scientific Computing, APAC at Amazon Web Services.
ADACS Data Science Training (Brisbane 21st March, and Sydney 23rd March)
The next ADACS event will be a one-day face-to-face and interactive workshop on introductory computing for astronomers, held in conjunction with the Pawsey Roadshow in Brisbane (21st March – University of Queensland) and Sydney (23rd March – University of New South Wales).