The very first Research Bazaar in Arizona will be happening March 31 - April 1. We are trying to bring digital literacy to scientists and researchers. This means helping people learn basic programming skills, like python and the shell, more advanced skills like data visualization, virtual machines, high performance computing, source control and versioning, and lots more. This is an unconference, so it will be attendee driven and interactive. We encourage our attendees to do lightening talks about their research and what digital tools they are using to make it happen. It's going to be a big day.
I have been involved with helping get this event going and it has been a lot of fun. We are just a rag tag group of University of Arizona grad students, researchers, faculty, staff, and assorted friends, and we are really excited to be able to bring ResBaz to Arizona.
I will be doing talks on graphs and graph databases (shocker!). I suspect there are quite a few students who are working with graph data, might not even know it, and probably have never heard of [Neo4j](https://neo4j.com/product/, let alone something called a graph database. I hope I can help at least one student to avoid reinventing the wheel and to take advantage of the tools we already have available. We can do it. We have the technology.
Join us. You can sign up on our website. And if you are interested in putting on your very own Research Bazaar, tweet me or contact the originators.
Marnee Dearman (KG7SIO)
Full Stack .NET Programmer and Ham