Vienna, 28th June – 2nd July, 2022
Under almost tropical conditions in Vienna, nearly 100 hackathon participants hacked their way through the heat!
On the first day the participants were introduced to the world of the latest storm-resolving simulation output in an intensive data-handling workshop that culminated in a BBQ for early stage researchers along the riverside in Vienna. The next day, our host Aiko Voigt, professor in climate science at the University of Vienna, kicked-off the hackathon with a warm welcome and after updates from the modelling groups on recent Cycle 2 developments in the SR-ESMs IFS and ICON the door was opened for three intensive days of pure hacking.
Beside the hacking-as-usual, participants could broaden their horizon in Unconscious biases in science and learn about the history and future in km-scale modeling in evening talks and discussions held by Lena Vogelmann and Masaki Satoh respectively. In addition, 15 external early stage researcher joined us to tackle the renewable energy challenge problem in collaboration with stakeholders from the renewable energy sector, with a workshop held by our Storms&Society lead in-between.
After almost four days of hacking and impressive results, the Cycle 2 Hackathon was rounded up in a nextGEMS hike and with continuous discussions and planning of the Cycle 3. Looking forward to meet everyone again at the Cycle 3 Hackathon in Madrid in May 2023!
*The Cycle 2 hackathon was co-funded by the EASiWACE2 project (European Union’s Horizon 2020 – grant agreement No 823988).
nextGEMS offers up to 15 stipends for a hackathon participation in Vienna 28.6. – 2.7.2022 to support young scientists from outside the project at the Master and PhD level.
The application deadline is Monday, Apr 11, 2022.
Who can apply?
Young scientists with a strong interest in climate science or Earth system informatics. Applicants shall be involved in a Master’s program or PhD in either physics, geophysical science, computer science, or engineering (ideally renewable energy) and their application shall be supported by a supervisor. Applicants must be able to properly communicate in English and should preferably have some familiarity with large data analysis using Python or similar.
What is included?
The hackathon participation is for free and includes coffee breaks, lunch and dinner. For additional travel and hotel costs (incl. breakfast) up to 1000€ are available.
How to apply?
Before applying for a hackathon stipend, please prepare the following documents:
Information on the hackathon as well as registration details can be found on the following website:
During the registration, please indicate that you apply for a hackathon stipend. Following that check-box, please upload the documents listed above in form of one single (concatenated) PDF.
Application deadline is Monday April 11, 2022. We will let you know by mid April whether we can arrange for your hackathon participation in Vienna.
Hackathons are communal exploration, analysis and development activities – all various forms of ‘hacking’. They prioritize working together over lecturing one another. At NextGEMS meetings, our fingers will do the talking.”
Our Hackathon goes into the 2nd Cycle! This time it takes place Tue 28th of June until Sat 2nd of July in Vienna, hosted by Prof. Aiko Voigt from the University of Vienna.
In the spirit of what was written in our proposal, participants will sit together in groups of 5-10 people working on a topic. The topics will be related to the four NextGEMS research themes, as well as to one wind energy challenge problem. We will all explore those topics based on the new Cycle 2 simulations run by the IFS and ICON model, identify bugs and improvements, and ultimately prepare for the Cycle 3 runs. If you havn’t been to a hackathon, have a look at our Cycle 1 hackathon video to get an impression of the atmosphere during our first Hackathon in October.
If you are interested in participating in the Hackathon, please register here.
We have a limit of 80 people and will give priority to the core NextGEMS scientists and programmers. Nevertheless, we hope that this will leave enough space for friends and advisors of the project and we explicitly invite everyone related to NextGEMS to register. We will let external people know by mid-April whether we have enough capacity to accommodate for their participation.
Here you can make settings regarding data protection.