Queensland currently has Hacky Hours at seven universities.
Hacky Hour occurs regularly and its aim is to help researchers (staff and students) with research computing related 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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some of Queensland’s Hacky Hours are being held entirely online (UQ, QUT, CQU and USQ). Griffith University, JCU and USC are currently in-person events, but may switch to online in response to local restrictions. See each institution’s Hacky Hour section below for more information.
Check the relevant Hacky Hour’s Twitter feed, if there is one, for updates as occasionally a Hacky Hour is cancelled for a particular week when the regular IT experts are unavailable.