Community - Skills Sharing - Digital Literacy
Research Bazaar - Tucson, Arizona
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What We Do

Need help now? Want to talk? Go post in our Gitter: resbaz/Arizona

Everyone is Welcome

We support an ample community of researchers from diverse areas and levels of expertise. Whether you are just starting to learn programming or you are already an expert, we have a place for you!

Collaboration

Meeting and working with experts from different fields can bring a new and fresh perspective to your own work! Even more, re-inforce your skill and help train a new generation of developers by teaching others.

Community Building

Meet new people in and outside of your field. Join our supportive network of data scientists and find out what we can do when we work together.

Events

Stay up to date on announcements at our Twitter: @ResBazAZ
RSVP for our events at Meetup: Our MeetUp.

Coffee and Code

Where: Catalyst Café, Biosciences Research Laboratories Building, 1230 North Cherry Avenue
When: 8AM - 10AM, every Tuesday
What: Whether you're debugging code or need ideas for how to introduce programming into your research, Coffee and Code is a great place to receive help and share knowledge! No specific problem? No worries -- join us at Coffee and Code to chit chat with other researchers in the morning while enjoying some coffee or tea. Coffee and Code is the best way to start your Tuesday!

Hacky Hour

Where: Gentle Ben's (University Blvd)
When: 4PM - 7PM, every Thursday
What: Hacking + Happy Hour = HackyHour! Every week, researchers, data scientists, and programmers around campus get together. Some people bring their programming problems to get help from those with more experience. Those without projects come to discuss their research, brainstorm new ideas, try out new technologies, or chit chat about data science!

Shut-up and Write

Where: BSRL 153 (N Cherry Ave)
When: 2PM - 4PM, every Friday
What: Supportive + Writing = Shut-up and Write! Need to get writing done? This is the event for you!

Community Events

Tucson Python Meetup: The goal of this group is to encourage more mingling, learning, and sharing ideas within the Tucson Python community. Everybody is welcome, no matter what your level of Python experience. Activities include presentations and workshops on everything from how to use Python to control the lights in your home, to building web applications which can scale to millions of users. For more information, see: https://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Python-Meetup/

Who We Are

We're scientists, students and researchers who want to work with you! Any more questions? You can ask us at our Gitter!

Emily Cain

Emily Cain

Data Science and Infrastructure for Agriculture Group (DIAG)

Bio:

I work as a scientific programmer for the Agricultural Data Science Team. My hobbies include contemplating the ways in which open data and open science can change the world, trying to guess people's Hogwarts House (Slytherin), and my cat.

Ailene Yee

Ailene Yee

CyVerse

Bio:

I'm a software engineer with CyVerse who also studies the ancient Greco-Roman world. Making things accessible to others, reading, biking, eating and eating more, languages, and video games are my bread and butter.

Drake Asberry

Drake Asberry

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Bio:

I am a PhD Candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). You can find me at Public, the University, climbing big rocks, or in the Slytherin Common Room.

Rebecca Vanderpool

Rebecca Vanderpool

College of Medicine

Bio:

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine. My research focuses on using CMR imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing to assess the pathophysiology of right ventricular function and to develop clinically useful biomarkers.

Alex Bigelow

Alex Bigelow

Computer Science

Bio:

I'm a postdoc from Computer Science, studying how people think about, reshape, and visualize data. I build web-based tools to make these processes less painful, and more accessible to more diverse data workers. Slytherin.

Blake Joyce

Blake Joyce

UITS Research Computing

Bio:

I enjoy traveling, research computing, kendo, and deep-frying turkeys. Hufflepuff, of course.

Julian Pistorius

Julian Pistorius

Data Science and Infrastructure for Agriculture Group (DIAG)

Bio:

I build software and infrastructure for researchers. I create software for fun. I like to talk about software. I don't understand what "work-life balance" means. I do like to ride motorcycles and go hiking. Gryffindor.

Kelsey E Gonzalez

Kelsey E Gonzalez

Sociology

Bio:

As a PhD student in Sociology, I am an advocate for data science literacy and love experimenting with R. Besides learning new methodologies, I enjoy baking pizza and hiking on Mt Lemmon with my dog.

Jeff Oliver

Jeff Oliver

UA Libraries

Bio:

As the UA Libraries Data Science Specialist, I agitate and advocate for campus data and computational literacy. I work mostly in R and retain a modicum of phylogenetics theory. As a graduate student, I chased butterflies and learned Java.