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NIWA has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Systems Engineer to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand research landscape by working within New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI).

We are pleased to share with you NeSI’s Annual Review for 2019. We've opted to publish an online version only this year. Click here to dive in and start reading.

Around the world, The Carpentries is teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers. However, a hands-on, beginner-friendly introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) skills is still hard to come by.

For the last four years, NeSI has hosted a successful and increasingly popular Science Coding Conference, initially with a strong programme focus on the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and their national organisation Science NZ. It would seem 2020 is a year of change, so along with hosting a free and online version of

Following the cancellation of the 2020 Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science (C3DIS) due to COVID-19 concerns, the conference Organising Committee decided to pivot and deliver an online version of the event, hosting C3DIS VIRTUAL from 06 April - 05 May 2020.

On May 26, 25 members of the New Zealand Carpentries community gathered to touch base online. This was the second NZ-focused Carpentries community event of the year (see a recap of our first event here) and was a chance for attendees to get a feel for what their fellow Carpentries community members are up to, especially following the disruption of COVID-19 lockdown in NZ.

On 28 May, 2020, NeSI Apps Support team member Callum Walley and University of Auckland data scientist Eirian Perkins delivered a training webinar on Git fundamentals. The pair summarised the benefits of using a version control tool and shared the core concepts and commands researchers should know to get started with Git and GitHub. Specifically, this webinar covered: 

As researchers across the country adjust to new ways of working under Alert Level 3, NeSI's HPC platform, Data Transfer platform, and team members continue to remain available to support research projects.

Over the last seven months, NeSI’s Dini Senanayake and Genomics Aotearoa’s Ngoni Faya have been paving the way for genomics researchers in NZ looking to upskill. In 2019 they ran nine Genomics workshops in six cities/towns and had high hopes for delivering even more in 2020. 

Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the NeSI team!Attribution: