Advance your digital skills with the NeSI Team at ResBaz Aotearoa 2024

ResBaz Aotearoa 2024, a week-long series of digital research skills sessions delivered online, has opened registration. More than 40 free sessions will run from 8-12 July, taught by researchers and specialists in research support. All Aotearoa researchers and postgraduate research students from ANY discipline are invited to look at the schedule and register for individual sessions

The programme is a mix of shorter ‘taster’ sessions and longer, practical, hands-on sessions, aimed at active researchers. Topics relate to digital research practice relevant across disciplines, including research data management, Linux command line, writing in LaTeX, advanced computing tools and techniques, using R and RStudio, building a research portfolio website, visual abstracts... and much more.


Contributions from NeSI

Throughout the week, ResBaz sessions are being delivered by research support teams, academic staff, and postgraduate students from across Aotearoa's research community. Look for NeSI team members leading these sessions:


Day 3 - Wednesday 10 July

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am - What is the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure?
    Speaker: John Whiting, Researcher Support Analyst, NeSI
    In this talk we will go over the core services relating to high performance computing (HPC) that NeSI is able to provide, the reason why HPC might be suitable for your work, and how your research team can gain access to these resources.
    Click here for more details and to register


Day 4 - Thursday 11 July

  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm - How to Create a LaTeX Report Without Losing Hair
    Speaker: Eirian Perkins, DevOps and Integration Programmer, NeSI
    In this session, you will learn how LaTeX documents can be split up into styles, pages, appendices, etc. so that you can work in manageable chunks. This workshop will demonstrate several useful LaTeX packages and show you how to create documents with Overleaf. Prior knowledge in Bash and LaTeX is helpful, but not required.
    Click here for more details and to register


Day 5 - Friday 12 July 

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Introduction to High Performance Computing with NeSI
    Callum Walley, Researcher Support Analyst, NeSI
    Vicky Fan, Researcher Support Analyst, NeSI

    Get a hands-on introduction to high performance computing (HPC) on the NeSI HPC platform. You'll be guided through the fundamentals, including software environment modules, scheduler use, profiling and scaling. We recommend you attend 'Introduction to the Command Line' session (Day 1 - Monday 08 July) if you're not already familiar with navigating a command line Linux environment.
    Click here for more details and to register


For more information and to view the full schedule, visit the ResBaz Aotearoa 2024 website.

ResBaz Aotearoa 2024 is a collaboration between Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of AucklandTe Herenga Waka — Victoria University of WellingtonUniversity of Otago, Te Whare Wānanga ō Ōtākou; Plant & Food Research, and the Beyond Prediction: Explanatory and Transparent Data Science Programme.

NeSI is a supporting partner along with Academic Consulting and Dropbox.