The Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT) is organizing a “hackathon” during the Seattle meeting. This idea came out of conversations with the HPC and Python conferences. The actual programming/collaborative nature of the hackathon will be a mixture of virtual and physical with teams working off site on a proposed topics, or working on any other topic that interests them. Teams could work organize and work virtually ahead of the Meeting in January, should participate in a meet-up during the Meeting, and then complete their projects over the next six to twelve months.
There will be a meet up for participants on Sunday evening the 22nd of January from 5 – 8 at Cray Supercomputing (which is close to the Convention Center). This event is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Cray and participating in the hackathon. It will be hosted by Cray.
This is a great opportunity to bring together a diverse group of scientists, students, and programmers who are excited about noodling with the data and getting an opportunity to utilize supercomputing time or just work through a problem we’ve posed.
Please go to https://eipthackathon2017.wordpress.com/contact/ to sign up for the hackathon and to RSVP for the event at Cray (so we are sure to have enough pizza for everyone!)