Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community

The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data & computing infrastructure.

During these last 3 years, we have delivered dozens of face-to-face, hands-on workshops and created several hours worth of online tutorial materials. This talk will focus on our journey to deliver this computational skills training to the community, exploring how we chose different delivery pathways and content, based both on community input as well as our professional expertise and understanding of existing skill gaps. Most importantly we will discuss our plans for the future and how we are working on actively including the community in developing new training material beyond the usual skills survey.

Come along to this talk if you would like to hear about a national effort to deliver computational skills training and would like to know more about potential new avenues to provide just-in-time training and how to collaborate with ADACS. 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4287748

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Contact: Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au)

Keywords: astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training, training material


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Status: Active

Authors: Lange, Rebecca (orcid: 0000-0002-9449-4384)

Astronomy Data And Computing Services - Upskilling the Australian astronomy community https://dresa.org.au/materials/astronomy-data-and-computing-services-upskilling-the-australian-astronomy-community The Astronomy Data And Computing Services (ADACS) initiative has been working with the Australian astronomy community for just over 3 years now. Our vision is to deliver astronomy-focused training, support and expertise to maximise the scientific return on investments in astronomical data & computing infrastructure. During these last 3 years, we have delivered dozens of face-to-face, hands-on workshops and created several hours worth of online tutorial materials. This talk will focus on our journey to deliver this computational skills training to the community, exploring how we chose different delivery pathways and content, based both on community input as well as our professional expertise and understanding of existing skill gaps. Most importantly we will discuss our plans for the future and how we are working on actively including the community in developing new training material beyond the usual skills survey. Come along to this talk if you would like to hear about a national effort to deliver computational skills training and would like to know more about potential new avenues to provide just-in-time training and how to collaborate with ADACS.  Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au) astronomy, data skills, eresearch skills, skills, computational skills, training, skills gaps, astronomy-focused training, training material