Jupyter Jam Session

Dr Sara King1, Dr Carina Kemp2

1AARNet, Adelaide, Australia; 2AARNet, Canberra, Australia


It’s time all sorts of us got into a room to do some Jupyter jamming! We hope you like jamming too!

This workshop is for conference participants at all levels of knowledge and ability.  There is an incredible array of people in the C3DIS community with areas of expertise to share and novel approaches and solutions to complex problems to offer. We’d like to invite you to share what you know!

The ‘Jupyter Jam Session’ workshop is designed as an interactive session using Jupyter Notebooks. It’s for those either interested in trying Jupyter Notebooks for the first time, those who have been using them for a while and would like a new challenge (or a solution to a problem) and right through to those with Wizard Level skills to get together and share their awesome powers.

We’ll facilitate a self-selection process to create groups so that each participant can get a feel for what level they are at and make the most of the workshop. Bring your curiosity and creativity, your special skills and clever hacks!

The workshop is targeted at researchers, research support, technologists, and eResearch professionals with an interest in testing out a mix of techniques, programming languages and libraries, using a Jupyter notebook, and sharing their own techniques. Participants need not be proficient in any programming language, just comfortable with an interactive session, being walked through a series of practical exercises, and learning some useful commands and processing techniques.


Dr Sara King is an eResearch Analyst with Australia’s academic and research network provider, AARNet. She has extensive experience in researcher engagement and training, with expertise in research data and technologies in the Humanities and Social Science (HASS) research areas.

Dr Carina Kemp is the Director of eResearch for AARNet responsible for making the network work the best it can for research in Australia. She works with the Australian and international research community to find and implement tools that sit above the network to make technology and data research ready. Previous to joining AARNet, Dr Kemp was the Chief Information Officer at Geoscience Australia.


AeRO is the industry association focused on eResearch in Australasia. We play a critical coordination role for our members, who are actively transforming research via Information Technology. Organisations join AeRO to advance their own capabilities and services, to collaborate and to network with peers. AeRO believes researchers and the sector significantly benefit from greater communication, coordination and sharing among the increasingly different and evolving service providers.