The 2018 Science Coding Conference was held in Rotorua during 2-3 August at the Scion Campus, set in a backdrop of the redwood forest.It was a great turn out with researchers, research software engineers, programmers from Universities (Massey University, Waikato University) and Crown research institutes (ESR, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Plant and Food Research, GNS Science) around the country totalling to about 30 attendees.
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Registration is now open and submissions are welcomed for the 2018 Science Coding Conference in Rotorua from August 1-3, 2018. Now in its third year, this is one of the few opportunities where scientific programmers, software engineers, developers, IT managers, coding enthusiasts and big data analysts from NZ Crown Research Institutes, universities, and other public sector organisations can gather in one place to share and discuss how they’re supporting NZ’s research ecosystem.
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