Install Party

The Hacker Within


September 13, 2017
4:00pm to 5:30pm
190 Doe Library
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Installing things is always a pain, so why don't we try and get as much as we can out of the way all at once? We will try and help each other get various kinds of programming languages, libraries, development tools, and package environments installed. Come if you need things installed or can help others install things. And please go to this Google doc and add your install environment, install requests, and sign up to lead/help install something here -- this will help us plan better. On that doc, we're also collecting some public GitHub repos of academic research projects that contain some list of dependencies/libraries used, to use as examples.

The Hacker Within is a weekly peer learning group for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation and data science.


Aaron Culich

Research Computing Architect

R. Stuart Geiger

BIDS Alum – Ethnographer

Former BIDS Ethnographer Stuart Geiger is now a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, jointly appointed in the Department of Communication and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. At BIDS, as an ethnographer of science and technology, he studied the infrastructures and institutions that support the production of knowledge. He launched the Best Practices in Data Science discussion group in 2019, having been one of the original members of the MSDSE Data Science Studies Working Group. Previously, his work on Wikipedia focused on the community of volunteer editors who produce and maintain an open encyclopedia. He also studied distributed scientific research networks and projects, including the Long-Term Ecological Research Network and the Open Science Grid. In Wikipedia and scientific research, he studied topics including newcomer socialization, community governance, specialization and professionalization, quality control and verification, cooperation and conflict, the roles of support staff and technicians, and diversity and inclusion. And, as these communities are made possible through software systems, he studied how the design of software tools and systems intersect with all of these issues.  He received an undergraduate degree at UT Austin, and an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University, where he began empirically studying communities using qualitative and ethnographic methods.  As part of receiving his PhD from the UC Berkeley School of Information, he worked with anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, historians, organizational and management scholars, designers, and computer scientists.