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    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    ResCat. Love it.
    Belinda Weaver
    @weaverbel
    @DamienIrving Hi Damien. I am starting training as a Software Carpentry/Data Carpentry instructor trainer so hope we can start turning out more people to teach soon !
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @weaverbel That's fantastic news! The limiting factor to growth is Aus/NZ has been the availability of local instructor trainers, so the fact you (and I think someone from Melbourne and NZ as well... not sure when that will be decided/announced) will be available to train people up locally will make a huge difference.
    Belinda Weaver
    @weaverbel
    @DamienIrving Thanks. Yes, I wish we could get some NZ 'news' about developments there. Anyway, I will be working closely with @apawlik who ran our training here about how it's done. And I'm already talking to @raffademichelis about a workshop in Perth!
    Michael Strack
    @mixtrak
    PS I'm headed to the University of Auckland Thursday-Friday, anybody I should say hi to? I'm at a microbial ecology conference.
    Georgina Rae
    @GeorginaRae
    @mixtrak I'm at NeSI in NZ... Some of us are based at University of Auckland (myself included). I'd be happy to grab a coffee with you Thursday/Friday and bring you up to date on all things training at NeSI...
    @weaverbel @DamienIrving @mixtrak LOTS is happening in NZ, although admittedly much is locked in my inbox now and not finalised... We had a great Instructor Training in Jan (on @apawlik 's trip downunder) and now have an additional 20 instructors to spread the SWC mojo around NZ. ALSO, Victoria University is currently organising their own ResBaz-style event in April which is great to see... (Hopefully this quenches some of the thirst for info - happy to answer any questions though).
    Belinda Weaver
    @weaverbel
    Hi @GeorginaRae - thanks for all that - great to hear things are going so well! I was just wondering about whether you had appointed someone to the NeSI Research Community Manager role? I heard a rumour this might be announced at eResearchNZ but didn't see anything.
    Nick Jones
    @ndjones
    .. @weaverbel yes we did announce, though i won't steal @GeorginaRae thunder.. hope she answers you, soon!! :sparkles: :sparkles:
    Georgina Rae
    @GeorginaRae
    queue loud trumpets in full fanfare... @ndjones @weaverbel ... we are SO excited that none other than @apawlik will be joining the NeSI team some time in May as NeSI's Research Community Manager. (It may have something to do with the beautiful weather we turned on during her visit and endless suggestions on where to go for good coffee!).
    Belinda Weaver
    @weaverbel
    Thanks @GeorginaRae @ndjones - a little bird had told me about it but I was sworn to secrecy - glad it is out there now! And you've got a goodie in @apawlik as I am sure you know ;-)
    Nick Jones
    @ndjones
    we are v excited.. in our quiet kiwi way ;)
    Kaitlin Thaney
    @kaythaney
    @ndjones great news! congrats @apawlik !
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    Congrats @apawlik ! And well done NeSI!!
    Michael Strack
    @mixtrak
    Cool @GeorginaRae! Sorry I didn't respond earlier... I'm in the conference at AuckU right now! Tweet me (@mixtrak) if you'd like to catch up over lunch or after about 1530 =)
    emohammadi
    @emohammadi
    Hi, I want to create a loop in shell in order to address different folders and do something in them. The name of the folders are like 0.1, 0.2, 0.3,... I define j=0.01 and then j=j+0.1 at first of the loop then tried to address like "cd j" which means that cd 0.1, cd 0.2,... but shell doesn't understand cd j. It doesn't consider j as a variable. What is your idea for this issue?
    Michael Sumner
    @mdsumner

    Hi there, it's been pointed out to me that this page says all the trainers have PhDs:

    http://melbourne.resbaz.edu.au/about

    It says ". . . therefore all of our ‘research community coordinators’ (the ones doing the teaching) are current or past PhD students . . ."
    I take it that's not an exclusive requirement?
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @mdsumner That is not an exclusive requirement. Any of the content on the melbourne.resbaz.edu.au page refers specifically to the ResBaz stuff happening at the University of Melbourne (although in this case that information is wrong, even just for Melbourne). If you're looking for words to describe the global ResBaz movement and any associated rules and restrictions, then the place to go is resbaz.com and the associated wiki.
    We are going to write a formal academic paper at some stage this year describing exactly what ResBaz is and isn't, but that is still quite a few months away.
    Michael Sumner
    @mdsumner
    cool, thanks!
    Michael Sumner
    @mdsumner
    Hi again, what about commercial interests? Is there policy outlined for approaching the private sector? I.e. "we have a no-endorsement policy, but happy to take donations and you get value via your participants in this collaborative venture . . .". Am I over-thinking it?
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @mdsumner We don't have a policy for approaching the private sector. If you're able to get money from that sector I'd say go for your life (we trust your judgement :smile:)
    matty-plumski
    @matty-plumski
    Hi everyone, pleased to announce that as with the other Feb ResBazs we've reached peak capacity ahead of our event next week! Really looking forward to seeing how it goes and setting a platform for future years. Our site's up at https://feb2016.resbaz.com/wellington
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @matty-plumski Great to hear! I'll be sending out a ResBaz newsletter prior to your event, so I'll be sure to remind everyone to give you guys some love on social media.
    Also, I love the way you've split the event into 3 streams: code, learn and make. Might be a model other sites could use in future.
    Sung Bae
    @sungeunbae
    @matty-plumski Awesome! Good luck and all the best!
    matty-plumski
    @matty-plumski
    @DamienIrving @sungeunbae Thanks guys, specials vote of gratitude to you Damien for the conception of the ResBaz brand that we can now capitalise on, and to you Sung for helping usher us into the Software Carpentry processes at our event last year.
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    Hi @/all. Congrats to the team in Wellington on a fantastic event! We've already had some interest from potential new sites for ResBaz 2017, so now that things are all wrapped up in Wellington we've started the process (I know, already!) of preparing for 2017. You can read all about it at our shiny new blog (where we'll be posting newsletters from now on: https://resbazblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/newsletter/), but I wanted to specifically draw the attention of everyone on Gitter to the fact that we have decided to move our chat to Slack instead. We've had a lot of requests for this and Slack offers some nice features that Gitter doesn't (channels for the different ResBaz sites, no GitHub account requirement, like buttons, etc), so we thought this was a good time to move across. If you'd like to be added to the ResBaz Slack, just email research.bazaar@gmail.com and let us know :smile:
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    Hi! Any objection to creating an 'Arizona' Gitter room under the ResBaz organization? Or should we create it under the ResBazAZ org? How federated do we want to be? :)
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @julianpistorius We actually stopped using Gitter after ResBaz 2016 and switched over to Slack (you'll see that the most recent post is May 2016) - the general consensus was that people liked Slack better. You already have an Arizona channel as part of the ResBaz team on Slack, right?
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius

    Hi @DamienIrving. Yes I noticed it's a bit quiet here. :tumble-weed:

    Yes we have the #Arizona room, as well as a separate Arizona Slack group for organizers.

    I am not a fan of Slack. I particularly dislike the private 'walled garden' effect, as well as the 10,000 message search limit. I would like to move to a zero-cost, completely public and a (more) open platform than Slack.

    After the Mozilla Working Open Workshop I definitely feel a bit guilty for sliding into the warm, comforting arms of Slack. :worried:

    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @julianpistorius I totally agree. I argued strongly to stick with Gitter for those reasons, but in the end I lost the argument.
    You could certainly use Gitter for ResBaz Arizona organising? Would be happy for you to create an Arizona Gitter room under the ResBaz organisation.
    Belinda Weaver
    @weaverbel
    Well @julianpistorius @DamienIrving I have stuck with Gitter for my Library Carpentry chat room https://gitter.im/weaverbel/LibraryCarpentry and we are going gangbusters. I am on so many slack channels ! We have thought of moving from Gitter but we are still here and about to go into our next mozsprint using Gitter - four sites signed up already, so Go Gitter.
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    Good to hear @weaverbel!
    Thanks @DamienIrving
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    Hi @DamienIrving. I don't have admin access on the ResBaz organization. Could you please create an #arizona Gitter room?
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @julianpistorius Done :smile: https://gitter.im/resbaz/Arizona
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    Excellent. Thanks @DamienIrving
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    @DamienIrving What were the settings you used to create that Gitter group? Is it public? Can anybody sign up without approval? Do people need GitHub accounts? I hope the answer is yes to those last three questions. :)
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    @julianpistorius Public: Yes. Sign up without approval: Yes. Require a GitHib account: No.
    You want me to make GitHub compulsory?
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    I'm torn.
    Damien Irving
    @DamienIrving
    Yeah, it's a tough decision. I've added you as an admin on that room, so you can decide :-)
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius
    :) Thanks.
    Julian Pistorius
    @julianpistorius

    A new Python web app framework from the folks at Plotly, aimed at data scientists it seems:

    https://medium.com/@plotlygraphs/introducing-dash-5ecf7191b503

    It is built on Flask & Reactjs. Looks interesting.

    Arvind V. Ilamaran
    @arvindilamaran
    Any #chicago peeps?