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eSSENCE/DATA Theme Hack Day


From: 2018-05-30 14:00 To: 2018-05-31 15:30
Place:Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund

eSSENCE will host a Hack Day together with the DATA Theme at the Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies


Hack days are informal gatherings where people come together to work in groups on particular problems introduced by some of the delegates. The goal is to find viable ways to solve problems of particular interest to those attending and also to go as far as possible in the implementation. The result can be anything from a conceptual approach to the design of an algorithm or workflow to a finished piece of software. In other words, the hack days are a way to connect people with different skill sets to join forces under the heading of e-Science.

Participants will have an opportunity to submit problems before the event. The hack days will begin with brief presentations of the selected problems by those who proposed them. The participants then organise themselves into groups and the rest of the first day is spent in these groups, discussing solutions.

The next day starts with a general gathering where each group presents a status report with the possibility to get input from the rest of the audience. The day continues with the work in groups and ends with another general gathering where the groups report on the progress they have made and what is left to do.


Coffee and tea will be served both days and a light lunch will be served on the second day, free of charge, but the participants will need to organise their own travel and accommodation as well as any other meals at their own expense. 


Right now there is an opportunity to suggest problems to be worked on during the Hack Day. Please email your suggestions to mbd [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se with the subject  Hack Day 30 May Suggestions by Friday 20 April. 


Details of the suggested problems will be posted later with a general call for registration, but it is possible to register already by emailing mbd [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se with the subject Hack Day 30 May Registration. Note that space is limited, so early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.


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