On Friday, 6 May, the Australian National Data Service will start its Monthly Tech Talk virtual meetings on topics of interest to those working with the technical aspects of research data.
The aim is to provide a forum for Australian research institution-based developers, data technologists, data scientists, data librarians and researchers building data tools, and enable them to engage with NCRIS facilities, such as ANDS, Nectar, RDS and QCIF, about their requirements.
The NCRIS facilities will jointly propose the initial topics, with future topics driven by those attending.
The series will initially feature speakers from Nectar's Power Users group, such as those working on Stemformatics (such as UQ's Rowland Mosbergen, pictured), Ecosounds, the BCCVL (Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab) and the Genomics Virtual Lab. They will discuss the issues they face running services on the cloud.
Each month, a meeting room will be booked in Australian capital cities for attendees, with the rooms linked via videoconferencing software. Brisbane's meeting room will be RCC's videoconferencing facility, room 505A, Axon Building (#47), UQ (St Lucia).