Monthly Archives: September 2013

From The Front Lines of ADASS XXIII – Day One

The 23rd Annual Astronomical Data Analysis and Software Systems (ADASS) is being held this week in Wailkoloa, Hawaii, and I will be reporting on the action. The conference includes oral presentations, posters, demos and Birds of A Feather sessions. This … Continue reading

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dot Astronomy 5 Conference From A Distance

Last week, the fifth annual dot Astronomy conference was held in Cambridge, MA. This event is a little different from other conferences: its goal is to advance the use of new compute technologies in the service of astronomy, from computing … Continue reading

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Amazon Web Services Webinar: What Is Cloud Computing

Last week, Jeff Barr of Amazon Web Services gave a Webinar that set out to answer the question “What Is Cloud Computing?” The webinar is now on-line at YouTube, and you can also grab the slides at http://www.slideshare.net/AmazonWebServices/aws-webinar-what-is-cloud-computing-13-09-11. The topics … Continue reading

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Big Data, Small World: A TEDx Talk By Kirk Borne

The impact of “Big Data” on how we do science is being debated in many fields, but this week I thought it would be good to step a bit and see a wider picture. My colleague Kirk Borne gave this … Continue reading

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The Berkeley Python Boot Camp Fall 2013

One of the best ways to learn a programming language is to take an intensive class for a few days and immerse yourself in it: as one example, you may be familiar with the Sci Coder classes. UC Berkeley has … Continue reading

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