Queensland currently has Hacky Hours at six universities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, five of Queensland’s Hacky Hours are being held entirely online (UQ, QUT, Griffith, CQU and USQ), and JCU is offering an alternative solution. See each institution’s Hacky Hour section below for more information.
Hacky Hour occurs regularly 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, if there is one, for updates as occasionally a Hacky Hour is cancelled for a particular week when the regular IT experts are unavailable.