Monthly Archives: August 2014

Software Carpentry Lessons Learned – A Talk at Sci Py2014

This is a video of a highly entertaining presentation by Greg Wilson, the founder of Software Carpentry, which teaches lab skills for scientific computing through intensive “boot camps” and on-line resources. The story of how Software Carpentry came about alone … Continue reading

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Videos From the 2014 Sagan Summer Workshop On-line

The NASA Exoplanet Science Center (NEXScI) hosts the Sagan Workshops, annual themed conferences aimed at introducing the latest techniques in exoplanet astronomy to young researchers. The workshops emphasize interaction with data, and include hands-on sessions where participants use their laptops … Continue reading

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SciPy2014 videos on-line

This year’s annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, SciPy2014, was held in Austin ,TX, July 6-12 2014. ¬†This conference “…¬†allows participants from academic, commercial, and governmental organizations to showcase their latest Scientific Python projects, learn from skilled users and developers, … Continue reading

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The CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform at Monash University

The availability of massive data sets is driving the development of new large-scale visualization systems. One such is the CAVE2 Immersive Visualisation Platform built at Monash University. Described as a next-generation immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, this … Continue reading

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