Special Session SS15
3 – 6 April 2018 (TBD)
Hack together day
Based on the experiences and success of hack day at EWASS 2017 and similar initiatives at the recent NAM and AAS January meetings, we would like to propose Hack Together Day. Unlike a typical conference session, this will provide an opportunity to collaborate on short projects with fellow astronomers and computer scientists on wide range of topics spanning software development, community outreach, scientific research, and trying out new analysis tools. The goal of a hack day event is to come with a small, do-able project and fully execute it in one day, benefitting from the wide range of expertise in the room and coming up with creative solutions. Hack day project solutions aren't always the most beautiful or elegant or precise solutions, but they work, and typically they provide a prototype for future work on a larger related topic.
Finally, enrollment for Hack Together Day will be open to all and done via an online portal or at the venue. We will strive to promote diversity among participants in scientific topic and demographics such as seniority, gender, race/ethnicity, and country of origin.
Updated on Mon Sep 18 16:23:25 CEST 2017
EWASS 2018 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science