The National Research Data Workshop will be held on 19-21 June 2018 and is aimed at the academic and research community as well as participants who would like to share their knowledge and/or experience in data-intensive research and data management.
The South African National Research Network (SANReN) are looking for researchers, scientists and IT facilities of research institutes who need to transfer big data sets from/to one or more external sources to/from their institutions.
The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some of the biggest questions about our universe.
Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT in March for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.
Cape Town’s planetarium has been revamped by Iziko Museums to create a facility that brings data to life through immersive visualisations. The new planetarium – the result of a partnership that includes UCT – could be a model for others around the world.
The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is organising a conference "SKA-Driven Big Data Challenge in Africa: Science, Innovation and Opportunity” to be held from 28 to 31 May 2018.