This week the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA) is hosting the first ASKAP community busy week. The event was organised by Lisa Harvey-Smith, Dave McConnell and others at CASS.
Its goal is to bring astronomers interested in using ASKAP up to speed with the the status of telescope and of the
data reduction software ASKAPsoft. The busy week includes a mix of information sessions, opportunity for input from ASKAP science team members,
and practical sessions on how to reduce ASKAP data with ASKAPsoft on the Galaxy supercomputer at the Pawsey Centre.
The picture, kindly taken by George Heald (CASS), shows some of the attendees during one of the data reduction sessions. You'll notice that nobody is banging
their head against their laptop.