Hackdays

By Raniere Silva, Community Officer, Software Sustainability Institute. The third and last day of Collaborations Workshop 2019 (CW19) is reserved for the Hackday. During the Hackday, attendees collaborate on a project that will be presented at the end of the day and have the chance to win a prize. This year the first prize is 11.6' Pinebook notebook.

On the Hackday everyone win something but we had special prizes for members of the teams that better matched our criteria.

Prize winners groups

On Collaborations Workshop 2017 we gave an full size Amazon Echo as first prize and Raspberry Pi 3 kits plus sensor packs as second prize for each member of the winner group.

The Computational Semantics Hackathon provides an opportunity to discuss and develop tools that are used in Computational Semantics. The event can be of interest for researchers, developers, students and users of semantic NLP tools. It can also be interesting for anyone working in the area of data processing tools.

Computational Semantics Hackathon, will take place on 11-12 April 2015 at the Queen Mary University of London Mile End Campus and will be co-located with the 11th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2015).

More details and registration.

By Steve Crouch, Research Software Group Leader, and Mark Basham, SSI Fellow and Senior Software Scientist at Diamond Light Source.

January 30th 2015 saw the latest Institute-sponsored Hackathon at Diamond Light Source, bringing together top coding talent from across the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and beyond.

Participants were able to propose interesting scientific and software development projects related to Python, and work on them in groups. One constraint, however, was that these groups be formed of individuals that don't normally work together, and…

By Derek Groen, Research Associate at University College London.

This September, Joanna Lewis and I organised a Paper Hackathon event in Flore, Northamptonshire, with support from both the Software Sustainability Institute and 2020 Science.

Our highly ambitious goal was to write a scientific draft paper over the course of two and a half days within a highly informal setting. Did we manage to accomplish that? In many of the projects we did!

The deadline for submissions to the Reproducible Science Hackathon, which takes place on December 8th-11th 2014 at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, North Carolina, is now only four days away.

The four day interdisciplinary workshop will teach attendees how to use both the tools and resources they will need to practice reproducible science. This means experiments and research can not only be repeated but built upon by both the original researcher and others.

Surprisingly, such skills are not often taught and so the Hackathon will provide an excellent opportunity…

The Research Software Engineers hackday (16 September 2014) will focus on the use of activity monitors to assess, understand and maybe even diagnose mental health issues. To do this, we need activity monitors to collect data and to use on on the day. We're very happy to announce that Fitbit have come to our aid and provided 10 Fitbit Flex for the hackday!

Rae Lovejoy, Digital Marketing Manager EMEA from Fitbit UK, said "We’d like to wish everyone the best of luck for the Hack Day. We’re thrilled that we were able to support the…

The Research Software Engineers community was founded to support the people who develop software used in research. If you want be a part of the community, come to our AGM and hackday which takes place on 15-16 September at King’s College London. It’s a free event thanks to our sponsor Maudsley Digital (no11WW).

Back in March 2012, we began raising awareness of the research community’s reliance on RSEs. In the last last year, we have made excellent progress in gaining recognition for RSEs. In the coming year, we want to continue this work, and attract more people to the community so…

The Research Software Engineers community was founded to support the people who develop software used in research. If you want be a part of the community, come to our AGM and hackday which takes place on 15-16 September at King’s College London. It’s a free event thanks to our sponsor Maudsley Digital.

Back in March 2012, we began raising awareness of the research community’s reliance on RSEs. In the last last year, we have made excellent progress in gaining recognition for RSEs. In the coming year, we want to continue this work, and attract more people to the community so that we…

By Derek Groen, Fellow and Research Assistant, Centre for Computational Science, University College London

This September I will host the first Paper Hackathon event in Flore, Northamptonshire, with help from Joanna Lewis and support from both the Software Sustainability Institute and 2020 Science.

To my knowledge, this is the first time anyone has organised a Paper Hackathon, although amusingly there has been a Hackathon focused on the IPhone Papers app. With that in mind, let me share how I thought of this, and why I think it is a good idea.

The idea

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