Hacky Hour

Hacky Hour is a monthly drop-in session aimed at helping researchers (both student and staff) with computing questions that relate to their research. We foster an informal atmosphere, people are more than welcome to simply drop by without signing up. You can come along to ask questions, or offer to help others with their research.

Topics we cover include programming and code questions (Python, R, or anything else), high performance computing (clusters or on GPUs), data access to online databases and social networks, scraping websites, image processing, and machine learning. Questions range from the relatively simple problems with inherited code, to rather complex questions about computational complexity, and discussions are encouraged.

Unfortunately, we are not able to help with general IT problems such as wireless access or printing, these types of questions should directed to your IT Helpdesk.

Hacky Hour will aim to run on the second last Friday of every month at 3pm, at the cafe in 1A The Square, but check either our Twitter feed or events listed below for exact bookings. Anyone looking to extend their research network, or simply have a casual chat about computing, is welcome to join us.

Contact: @UofGHackyHour on Twitter, or william.pettersson@glasgow.ac.uk

Events this week

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Upcoming events

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Past events

Hacky Hour (18 March, 2020)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a drop-in meeting of computing science researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

Hacky Hour (19 February, 2020)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a drop-in meeting of computing science researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

Hacky Hour (24 January, 2020)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a drop-in meeting of computing science researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

Hacky Hour (08 November, 2019)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a weekly drop-in meeting of computer savvy researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

Hacky Hour (18 October, 2019)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a weekly drop-in meeting of computer savvy researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

Hacky Hour (12 April, 2019)

Speaker: William Pettersson

 

Hacky Hour is a weekly drop-in meeting of computer savvy researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.

 

Please note that while 1A the Square will be open, the cafe inside will not be selling anything, so brink your own tea, coffee, or other preferred beverage.

Hacky Hour (01 March, 2019)

Speaker: William Pettersson

Hacky Hour is a weekly drop-in meeting of computer savvy researchers who are willing and keen to share their skills with other researchers. Anyone is welcome to attend and ask computing-related questions regarding their research. Questions on topics from Matlab to machine learning, from computer vision to cluster computing, from modelling to mapping, are all welcome.