Data training and workshops


We can provide training in data science and foundational technical skills using real world data.

Hacky Hour

Hacky Hour is a weekly informal meetup at QUT for researchers and students wanting to receive assistance from experts in areas such as open research, programming, and data analysis. Hacky Hour is held every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm. The venue alternates weekly between The Pantry at Gardens Point and Beadles at Kelvin Grove. Please email us or follow @QUTHackyHour on Twitter for more details.

Due to COVID-19, Hacky Hour is currently being held online via Zoom - registrations essential.

Network Analysis Using R

This training session aims to provide researchers with the fundamentals of network analysis in R. As part of this training, we use Twitter data extracted from the Australian Twittersphere to construct a basic network graph using the popular open-source tool R. By attending the training session, researchers will walk away with:

  • an understanding of fundamental principles of using R for network analysis
  • confidence to try using R for their research
  • additional resources to support further learning about R.

Training sessions under development

We are currently developing the following training sessions:

  • SQL (Beginner)
  • SQL (Intermediate).

Capability team

Dr Marissa Takahashi

Manager, Digital Observatory

Ms Alice Miller

Data Scientist/Developer

Mr Sam Hames

Developer/Data Scientist

Mx Betsy Alpert

Developer/Data Scientist

Contact us

Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

Digital Observatory

Level 8, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Digital Observatory
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001