Nerd Nite: Weathering the data avalanche with MyTardis by Steve Androulakis

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Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new. Nerd Nite Melbourne celebrates their one year anniversary and are giving free entry to the event for a limited number of tickets. They will host three speakers, including Steve Androulakis who will talk about MyTardis.

Researchers: Weathering the data avalanche with MyTardis
by Steve Androulakis

Description: MyTardis was invented at Monash University to solve the problem of archiving and making large amounts of research data available worldwide. Its function as an automated pipeline of data from instruments such as those at the Australian Synchrotron has seen its data hosted and cited in journals such as Science, Nature, PNAS, Plos One and many more. MyTardis believes that data should be a first class citizen, and the full story behind a discovery should be available. This ethos has seen it applied to many disciplines outside protein crystallography, such as microscopy, gene sequencing, proteomics, and neutron-based sciences.

Bio: Steve Androulakis was the original developer and ‘benevolent dictator’ of the open source codebase, and now manages Monash University’s bioinformatics platform. He’ll outline some common problems researchers face in working with raw data and current progress in solving them.

What: Weathering the data avalanche with MyTardis by Steve Androulakis
Where: Mr Wow’s Emporium 97b Smith Street, Fitzroy
When:
 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 – 7pm
Link: http://melbourne.nerdnite.com/2014/08/11/8-birthday-bonanza-14-october-2014/

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