Hacky Hour

Queensland currently has Hacky Hours at four universities.

Hacky Hour occurs (mostly) weekly 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.

James Cook University 

Day: Mondays
Time: 2pm–4pm
Location: ground floor foyer, The Science Place, Townsville campus
Twitter: @JCUHackyHour
Website: jcu.hackyhour.org
Contact:
Dr Collin Storlie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Queensland University of Technology

Day: Tuesdays
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.)

 
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.)

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.


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.