ANDS, CSIRO, NeCTAR, TERN, ALA, AURIN, RDS, AuScope, IMOS and University of Melbourne have joined forces to put on a weekend Hackfest in Lab 14, Carlton Connect, University of Melbourne (700 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053) from 4-6 March, 2016.
Melbourne Science Hackfest aims to:
- Foster connections/interactions between data consumers and NCRIS, CSIRO data providers
- Promote data synthesis activities across different domains
- Encourage the development of innovative data products or knowledge systems that may be useful to the wider public
- Demonstrate the innovative value of scientific data
- Further Australia's ability to respond to grand challenges by using data of national significance
Register to confirm your attendence: https://mlb-science-hackfest.eventbrite.com.au/
Register at http://www.the-hackfest.com/events/melbourne-science-hackfest to enter the competition.
For more information please visit: http://sciencehackau.github.io/melbourne/
Total prize fund
1st place - Best Science Hack
Sponsored by CSIRO
2nd place - Best Science Hack (runner up)
Sponsored by TERN
Winner - Best use of Scientific Computing Infrastructure
Sponsored by ANDS
Winner - People's Choice
Sponsored by ANDS
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