CQU’s Hacky Hour is back and fully virtual!

CQU’s Hacky Hour restarted on 11 March and will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 2pm–3pm.

This year, the Hacky Hour will be entirely virtual, conducted via Zoom, so that anyone from CQU’s 20 national locations can attend.
Hacky Hour is a free and informal session, allowing researchers (including RHD students) to ask IT experts for advice about research-related IT issues, or to offer their IT expertise to help others.
Some of the topics Hacky Hour can assist with include:

  • high-performance computing (HPC)
  • cloud computing and virtual machines
  • research data management
  • research data storage
  • research data publishing
  • ORCiDs
  • data processing and pipelines
  • version control
  • automated workflows
  • programming (Python and R)
  • Linux
  • Software and Data Carpentry.

Jason Bell, QCIF’s CQU-based eResearch Analyst, leads Hacky Hour. If you missed the email he sent CQU researchers on Wednesday, 4 March, which included Zoom links for each session, please contact him: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
This is possibly the first Hacky Hour in Australia to go entirely online.
Check the QCIF Hacky Hour webpage for other Hacky Hour sites in Queensland.