Hacky Hour

Need help with your code? Not sure where to store your data?

Hacky Hour is a relaxed, informal weekly meetup where researchers (staff or students) from all disciplines can drop in to work on their research problems related to code, data, or digital tools in a friendly environment. Alongside your peers, there will be knowledgeable staff from the Research Technology Services team to help you with your questions.  You will even get the chance to meet other researchers working on cool projects!

Find us every Thursday at Penny Lane Cafe (Morven Brown, UNSW) from 3 till 4pm. 

Why Go to Hacky Hour?

Here are some reasons:

  • You want someone to show you the basics in Excel, Python, R or some other code.
  • You want to know the best way to visualise your data (e.g. map spatial data).
  • You need some help to share, store or manage that large (or small), highly sensitive (or not) dataset from a colleague (somewhere in this universe) and want to know the best way to do it.
  • Or you just want to hang out with like-minded people, share your knowledge and help someone else.

I’m Interested.  How Do I Get Involved?

Just show up! If you have a laptop or tablet, you might want to bring it along.

If you have any specific questions, just drop us a message beforehand and we’ll try to arrange some help for you on the day. We’re also happy to run specific sessions for your faculty, school or centre.

Looking forward to seeing you there!