Hacky Hour

Queensland currently has Hacky Hours at four universities.

Hacky Hour occurs weekly (monthly at USQ Springfield) and its aim is to help researchers (staff and students) with research-related IT problems.

Hacky Hour is free, informal and all researchers are welcome to drop in for advice, or offer their IT expertise to help others.

Researchers attend Hacky Hour to ask or answer research-related IT questions. Popular topics for discussion include high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, general programming, R, Python, data processing, data storage, and data management.

Check the relevant Hacky Hour's Twitter feed for updates as occasionally a Hacky Hour is cancelled for a particular week when the regular IT experts are unavailable. Also check Twitter in case any details about the university's Hacky Hour change in the future, e.g. its day, time or venue. Hacky Hour organisers may revise these details if an alternative proves more convenient for researchers.

Want to set up a Hacky Hour at your institution? Amanda Miotto, QCIF's eResearch Analyst at Griffith University, has created a Hacky Hour Handbook. Amanda co-founded Griffith's Hacky Hour in August 2015.

Please note: Hacky Hours end for the year in early to mid-December, and resume in late January or early February the following year. Check the relevant Hacky Hour's Twitter feed for updates.
 

The University of Queensland

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3pm–4pm
Location: Café Nano, St Lucia campus
Twitter: @HackyHourStLuc
Website: hackyhourstluc.wordpress.com
Contact: Dr Nick Hamilton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Special sessions (in addition to the usual research IT questions):

  • Bioinformatics Hacky Hour: First Tuesday of the month — come and ask bioinformatics analysis, software and pipeline questions.
  • BioLab Hacky Hour: Last Tuesday of the month — experts will answer your experimental design and technical sample processing questions to get you started in the lab.

Queensland University of Technology

Day: Thursdays
Time: 2pm–3pm
Location: The Pantry cafe, Gardens Point campus
Twitter@GPHackyHour
Website: QUT’s Hacky Hour currently does not have a website
Contact: David Warne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jason D'Netto (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Griffith University

Day: Thursdays
Time: 2pm–3pm
Location: G’s Wine Bar, Nathan or G’s Café, Gold Coast. Griffith's Hacky Hour alternates weekly between the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.
Twitter: @hackyhourGU
Website: griffith.edu.au/hackyhour
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University of Southern Queensland — Toowoomba

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2pm–3pm
Location: USQ Toowoomba Refectory, next to the blackboard.
Twitter: @USQ_eResearch
Website: https://www.usq.edu.au/research/events/2019/2/hacky-hour-tmba-feb-thirteen
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University of Southern Queensland — Springfield

Day: Monthly on Tuesdays (check the QRIScloud training calendar for exact dates)
Time: 10am–3:30pm
Location: Room B319, Springfield campus
Twitter: @USQ_eResearch
Website: https://www.usq.edu.au/research/events/2018/03/eresearch-hacky-day-mar
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USQ eResearch Services 2019 Hacky Hour Schedule

Month Day Event Venue Frequency
February 12/2/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  13/2/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  20/2/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  27/2/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
March 6/3/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  12/3/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  13/3/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  19/3/19 Hacky Day Ipswich Ipswich B340 Quarterly
  20/3/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  27/3/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
April 3/4/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  9/4/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  10/4/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  17/4/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  24/4/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
May 1/5/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  8/5/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  14/5/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  15/5/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  22/5/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  29/5/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
June 5/6/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  11/6/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  12/6/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  18/6/19 Hacky Day Ipswich Ipswich B340 Quarterly
  19/6/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  26/6/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
July 3/7/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  9/7/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  10/7/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  17/7/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  24/7/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  31/7/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
August 7/8/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  13/8/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  14/8/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  21/8/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  28/8/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
September 4/9/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  10/9/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  11/9/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  17/9/19 Hacky Day Ipswich Ipswich B340 Quarterly
  18/9/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  25/9/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
October 2/10/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  8/10/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  9/10/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  16/10/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  23/10/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  30/10/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
November 6/11/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  12/11/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  13/11/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  20/11/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  27/11/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
December 4/12/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  10/12/19 Hacky Day Springfield Springfield B319 Monthly
  11/12/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly
  17/12/19 Hacky Day Ipswich Ipswich B340 Quarterly
  18/12/19 Hacky Hour Toowoomba Toowoomba - Refectory next to the black board Weekly