eSSENCE/DATA Theme Hack Day
eSSENCE will host a Hack Day together with the DATA Theme at the Pufendorf Institute of Advanced Studies, Lund University (Biskopsgatan 3), beginning 14.00, Wednesday 30 May \u2014 ending 15.30, Thursday 31 May.
Right now we are giving you all the opportunity to suggest problems to be worked on during the Hack Day.
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.
Please email your suggestions for problems to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Hack Day 30 May Suggestions by Friday 20 April.
We will be later sending out a registration email detailing the suggested problems.
You may however register already by emailing email@example.com with the subject Hack Day 30 May Registration.
Note that space is limited, so you are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Magnus Ullner & Melvyn B. Davies