The 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (EIPT) and the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing (HPC) are organizing a "hackathon" during the Annual Meeting. This idea came out of conversations with the HPC and Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python conferences. The actual programming/collaborative nature of the hackathon will feature a mixture of virtual and physical tasks with teams working off site ahead of the meeting on one of three proposed topics or working on another topic of their choice. Teams will organize and work virtually ahead of the meeting in January, participate in a meetup during the meeting, and then complete their projects over the next 6–12 months.
There will be a meetup for participants and stakeholders on Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:00–8:00 P.M. at Cray Supercomputing (901 5th Avenue, No. 1000, in Seattle, which is close to the Washington State Convention Center). This event, which is being sponsored by Cray, is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about Cray and participating in the hackathon.
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 working through a problem that has been posed.
Events details, and information on signing up, are available online (https://eipthackathon2017.wordpress.com/). Please contact Nazila Merati (firstname.lastname@example.org) for logistics or information on helping out with this event.
We can't wait to see what you come up with!