Sydney ResBaz 2018

ResBaz is an international event run by volunteers, providing training in digital literacy skills central to modern-day research. The aim of this event is to equip you, the researcher - in particular higher degree and early career researchers - with digital skills to do your research more effectively and efficiently. Central to every ResBaz is a collaborative, non-formal environment in which skills in data science, project management, and computer programming are taught. And best of all, it's free!

The first Research Bazaar was held in 2015 at the University of Melbourne. It was so successful that it has inspired similar events in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and internationally. In Sydney last year, the first year the event was open to participants from all NSW universities, the event attracted over 600 registrations and approximately 320 attendees.

This year’s Sydney event, hosted by Macquarie University from 3-5 July, promises to be another success. Sixteen free courses will be delivered by expert trainers covering data cleaning and analysis, project management, digital humanities and computer programming. Each class will comprise of a number of professional data scientists, so there will be plenty of support as you navigate the three days with your peers. More information can be found here:

What you will get from the experience

  • Skills in using a particular tool or tools for research, depending on which class you choose
  • The fun of learning in a collaborative, peer-to-peer environment
  • Opportunities to discuss your research and any challenges you might be facing with data specialists
  • Another thing to add to your resumé